Echuca's Erin Gumbleton and Jaymee-Leigh Upton won medals at the Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle last month.January 6, 2014 9:06am
Seven Echuca Campaspe Special Olympics athletes returned from the Special Olympic 2013 Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle last month with 11 medals between them.
Krystelle Lloyd played basketball and won gold in her division one team, while Janet Stone won a gold medal in doubles ten-pin bowling and a further bronze medal in teams.
Kelliane Ludbey and Katrina Delaney collected silver and bronze medals respectively playing bocce.
Jaymee-Leigh Upton, Erin Gumbleton and Casey Petrie all competed in swimming.
Petrie won gold in her 50m backstroke division F3, while Upton won silver medals in 50m Freestyle division F1 and the 100m freestyle relay.
Gumbleton won a silver medal in the 100m backstroke division F2 and bronze medals in 200m backstroke division F1 and in the four by 100m medley relay.
The swimmers were supported by their parents and Petrie’s grandparents.
The games were held in great weather from December 1 to 7, as 400 Australians represented their country at the inaugural event in Newcastle, NSW.
The Australian team competed with courage and determination at the largest games ever held for athletes with an intellectual disability in the southern hemisphere.
All the athletes performed to the best of their ability and came home with pride.
The Special Olympics committee and volunteers thank everyone who supported fundraising efforts during the year to help the athletes travel to Newcastle.
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