On the last weekend in June, the Laochra Laoise Special Olympics Sports Club competed at the Leinster Region Athletics Advancement Event.
The various athletes competed in 4 different events, 50m, 100m, 400m, turbo javelin, and long jump.
The athletes were coached by Stephen O’Toole, Helen Coughlan, and Tracey Percy and came home with 3 gold, 13 silver, and 5 bronze.
The medal winners were as follows :
Across 3 different divisions, 50m run:
silver - Jackie McCluskey, Kizzie Clear
bronze - Megan Butler
10 different divisions, 100m run:
gold - Kyle Reidy Dundon
silver - Afeez Ganiyu, Alex Percy, Sean Conlan, Daniel Maher, Edward Coughlan, Gary Adams
bronze - Mark Shaw, Tomas White
14 divisions, Mini Javelin:
gold - Jackie McCluskey, Jack Kealy, Conor Hearns
silver - Elizabeth Oxley, Megan Butler, Kyle Reidy Dundon, Stephen Carroll, Daniel Maher, Edward Coughlan
bronze - Tomas White
The athletes are now enjoying the summer and looking forward to getting back to training in September. Well done all.
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