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SA athletes bring home the Gold!

As the Special Olympics World Games 2011 finished in a spectacular closing ceremony this week, the seven South Australian athletes celebrated their achievements at this international event.

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Special Olympics 2011 World Games, 25th June – 4th July
 
As the Special Olympics World Games 2011 finished in a spectacular closing ceremony this week, the seven South Australian athletes celebrated their achievements at this international event.

Special Olympics Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of people with intellectual disability through sports participation and competition. Special Olympics is not just one single event. It happens year-round in communities across Australia.
 
By providing a welcoming environment where athletes are accepted and supported, the Special Olympics are encouraging people with an intellectual disability get fit, develop new skills, make friends, recognise their abilities and believe in themselves.
 
The Special Olympics World Games are held every four years and represents the peak of our competition pathway which moves from regular training to local, state, national and international competition.
 
The Games offer a global platform to showcase the Special Olympics movement and to celebrate the abilities and accomplishments of people with an intellectual disability.
 
The final medal total brought home to South Australia is:
 
Four (4) Gold:
·         Women’s basketball beating Russia in the finals 25-6, with SA’s Jasmine Crewdson scoring two of the goals
·         Tenpin Bowling:
Krystal Petherick: Doubles and Singles
Daniel Tsatsaronis: Mixed Team
 
Two (2) Silver
·         Men’s Basketball losing out to Venezuela 18-33 in the finals with SA's Bradley Kinross scoring 1 goal and Wayne Kinross scoring 2.
·         Tenpin Bowling:
Krystal Petherick: Women’s team
Daniel Tsatsaronis: Mixed Team
 
One (1) Bronze
·         Tenpin Bowling
Daniel Tsatsaronis: Doubles
 
Team Australia has done exceptionally well and the team are bringing home 46 Gold, 43 Silver and 32 Bronze medals.
 
In addition to the Games, key highlights have been a few days on Rhodes Island and a reception held at the Australian Embassy in Athens.
 
The seven South Australian athletes are:
·         Brad Kinross, Sheidow Park, Basketball
·         Wayne Kinross, Sheidow Park, Basketball
·         Daniel Tsatsaronis, Hazelwood, Bowling
·         Jasmine Crewdson, Elizabeth Downs, Basketball
·         Krystal Petherick, Loxton, Bowling
·         Rebecca Sargeant, Morphett Vale, Basketball
·         James Maxwell, Morphett Vale, Basketball
 
www.specialolympics.com.au/sa
 
www.specialolympics.com.au/worldgames

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