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Two golds, silver & bronze Special Olympics World Winter Games medals for Ireland in South Korea

Updated: Sunday, 03 Feb 2013 23:13 | Comments

More success for the Irish on the South Korea slopes on Sunday
More success for the Irish on the South Korea slopes on Sunday

Team Ireland's winning ways at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games continued today with the Alpine Skiing athletes clocking up two gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal between them.

In the Giant Slalom event Novice competition, Stuart Brierton from Bray picked up a gold while his team-mate Katherine Daly from Dalkey secured a fourth place position and Rosalind Connolly from Portadown secured a sixth place position.

In the Intermediate level competition Gary Burton from Sallynoggin won gold, while Ryan Hill from Richhill in Armagh and Lucy Best from Lisburn won silver and bronze respectively.

CEO of Special Olympics Ireland Matt English said "Yet again Team Ireland have done us proud on this prestigious World sporting stage. I am absolutely delighted for our athletes and coaches who have represented us so well here in South Korea.

“Such fantastic results don't come easy and are the result of a serious amount of hard work and dedication, all of which stem from the weekly activities at Club level. It is wonderful to see that this preparation has paid off.”

The medal tally for Team Ireland currently stands at 10 - three gold, four silver and three bronze.

To follow Team Ireland's progress at the Games please visit www.specialolympics.ie/wintergames

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