Manitoba’s Special Olympics Athletes Return from World Games with Hardware Loot

Manitoba’s Special Olympics Athletes Return from World Games with Hardware Loot

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Team Canada won 155 medals at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. (SPECIAL OLYMPICS CANADA)

Special Olympics athletes are returning to Winnipeg with a hefty medal haul from the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Members of Team Canada will land in the city tonight from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE, where the athletes racked up 155 medals: 90 gold, 37 silver, and 28 bronze.

Track and field athlete Regan Hofley of Winnipeg won two golds, bocce athlete Philip Bialk, also from Winnipeg, won one gold and a silver.

Bowler Darbe Cunningham from Brandon is returning home with one gold medal.

The Games were a multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the tradition of the Special Olympics movement. It attracted 7,500 participants from 190 countries to compete from March 14-21.



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