Our athletes ROCKED at the Special Olympics World Games!

2017 SO World Athletes

Wow! What a great time our athletes had at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria!  Crystal Young (Tri-Con Gentle Giants), Sandra Smith (Tri-Con Gentle Giants), Floressa Harris (Gander Wings), Justin Dodge (Grand Bank-Fortune Seahawks) all had the experience of a life time in Austria!

Our athletes competed in 12 events and came home with 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals, 1 bronze and 3 4th place finishes!! That shows the amount of hard work, dedication, effort and commitment that not only these four athletes put into preparation for these Games but also their support teams and training coaches surrounding them.

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Young

Crystal

F

CAN

Event

Prel. Div.

Prel. Score

Fin. Div.

Fin. Score

Rank

SN Snowshoeing 5K Race

C01

-

F1

36:26.64

1 GOLD

SN Snowshoeing 4X400M Race

C1

09:55.08

F1

09:18.00

1 GOLD

SN Snowshoeing 1600M Race

F1

14:54.10

C2

13:32.40

4th

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Smith

Sandra

F

CAN

Event

Prel. Div.

Prel. Score

Fin. Div.

Fin. Score

Rank

SN Snowshoeing 4X400M Race

C1

09:55.08

F1

09:18.00

1 GOLD

SN Snowshoeing 200M Race

F19

01:22.11

F21

01:10.54

1 GOLD

SN Snowshoeing 400M Race

F05

02:38.04

F06

02:37.76

2 SILVER

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Dodge

Justin

M

CAN

Event

Prel. Div.

Prel. Score

Fin. Div.

Fin. Score

Rank

SN Snowshoeing 200M Race

M23

00:47.69

M17

00:43.86

4th

SN Snowshoeing 100M Race

M12

00:17.70

M11

00:17.90

4th

SN Snowshoeing 4X100M Relay

M7

01:14.12

M03

01:09.70

1 GOLD

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Harris

Floressa

F

CAN

Event

Prel. Div.

Prel. Score

Fin. Div.

Fin. Score

Rank

SN Snowshoeing 200M Race

F09

00:58.28

F13

00:51.56

2 SILIVER

SN Snowshoeing 4X100M Relay

F1

01:39.50

F01

01:39.50

2 SILVER

SN Snowshoeing 100M Race

F07

00:22.10

F09

00:20.71

3 BRONZE

Not only have we been impressed with our athlete's performance; our province and their communities have welcome them home in style! 

Looking for some pictures of our athletes at Games; check out Special Olympics Canada's Flickr Album