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Thirty-two medals for NZ athletes at Special Olympics

Published: Sat 23 Mar 2019 01:03 PM
The New Zealand delegation to the Special Olympics World Summer Games is set to return home with a raft of medals after wrapping up their week-long campaign. The NZ team has won a total of 32 medals – five gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze.
The 38 strong delegation competed in swimming, athletics, bocce, equestrian, basketball, bowling, powerlifting and football from 14-21 March at the Abu Dhabi Games, which was the biggest sports and humanitarian event that will be staged anywhere in the world in 2019.
NZ Medal Winners
Athletics
Dominic Faherty (Wellington) Gold 200m run
Holly Jones (Thames Valley) Bronze Mini Javelin
Silver 100m run
Janiece Pollock (Wellington) Gold 100m run
Gold Long Jump
Kyle Harpur (North Canterbury) Silver Shot Put
Bronze Mini Javelin
Bocce
Barbara Duncan (Hawkes Bay) ` Bronze Unified Sports Doubles
Natasha Nicholson (Manawatu) Bronze Singles
Bronze Unified Sports Doubles
Bowling
David Nixon (Waikato) Bronze Singles
Katie McMillan (Waitakere) Silver Singles
Richard Willmott (Canterbury) Bronze Singles
Equestrian
Alexander Goldsack (Bay of Islands) Bronze Dressage
Amy Batchelor (Canterbury) Silver English Equitation
Silver Dressage
Charlotte Aroa (Waikato) Bronze Dressage
Bronze English Working Trails
Powerlifting
James Wilson (Howick-Pakuranga) Silver Squat
Silver Combined Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift
Silver Bench Press
Silver Deadlift
Swimming
Deshan Walallavita (Te Awamutu) Silver 100m freestyle
Gold 50m butterfly
Liam Bartley (North Otago) Gold 50m butterfly
Bronze 100m freestyle
Libby Sheppard (Manawatu) Bronze 25m backstroke
Melissa Donoghue (Waikato Silver 50m butterfly
Bronze 100m freestyle
Portia Johnson (Te Awamutu) Bronze 50m freestyle
Unity Collins (Te Awamutu) Silver 50m freestyle
4 x 50m relay Silver
Photos are available on Special Olympics New Zealand’s Facebook page.

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