ANTIGONISH, NS – Hundreds of athletes competed at this weekend’s National Special Olympics Summer Games.
Local competitors made an impact.
Jake Hooper of the Comox Valley finished third in both the men’s four-kilogram shot put and the 800-metre run. He placed seventh in the long jump event.
Terry Daniels finished in second with his softball team.
Courtenay’s Randy James served as an athletics coach.
Campbell River’s Ashley Adie won gold in long jump.
Adie also placed second in the 800-metre run, third in the 4×400 relay and fifth in women’s three-kilogram shot put.
Hazen Meade earned gold in the 3000-metre run, silver in the 1500-metre run and placed fifth in the standing long jump competition.
Nathan Luoma’s basketball team finished first.
Callum Maclagan earned a gold in the men’s benchpress, silver in the combination competition (which includes bench, deadlift and squats), second in the squat and third in the deadlift.
Paul Aubuchon competed in multiple swimming events. He placed third in the 400-metre freestyle, fourth in the 100-metre backstroke, fifth in the 50-metre backstroke and he earned a gold medal in the 200-metre freestyle.
Campbell River’s Ann Jorgensen served as a coach for bocce, while George Maclagan was a coach with the powerlifting team.
For the swimming team, Courtenay’s Nikki Apps, Campbell River’s Sandy Ott and Powell River’s Melissa Furlotte coached athletes.
Results can be viewed via this link.
Photo caption: Athletes competed at this weekend’s Special Olympics Summer Games in Nova Scotia. Photo courtesy Special Olympics British Columbia on Facebook.