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Special Olympians win big in Nova Scotia

Several Barrie-area athletes win multiple medals at National Summer Games
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SPECIAL OLYMPICS BARRIE
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St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, was host to 2018 National Summer Games.

The small town doubled in size last week with approximately 5000 supporters, volunteers, coaches and athletes competing in 8 sports.

Despite the gruelling heat, Barrie athletes representing Team Ontario racked up a record number of medals. 

These games stand as qualifiers for World Games in 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Track and Field

Kristy Alford: gold 100 metres, gold 200 m, gold 4x100 relay. Silver javelin.

Brian Waring: silver 10K, bronze 3000, bronze 1500

Nick Cunningham: silver 400 m silver javelin, silver long jump, bronze shot put

Joey Eira: gold 400 m

Sam Windross: gold pentathlon. 4x100 relay

Swimming

Emily McTavish: gold 200 m, gold 100 m freestyle, silver 50 m backstroke

Sherry Hadley: gold, bronze

Softball     

Graeme Thomas: silver

Brad Burns: silver

Bocce         

Mary Ann Lewtas. Represented Ontario and played extremely close games.

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