Weyburn’s Special Olympics bowling team travelled to Thunder Bay, Ont., to take part in the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in February, and returned with good memories and two singles medals.
The team, shown above with the two singles medals, are from left to right, Justin De Roos, Elias Pick (with his bronze medal), Christopher Keller (with his silver medal), Gerald Langlois, Rob Janke, and coach JoAnn Paxman.
The team competed in the five-pin bowling event, which had 190 bowlers taking part. The bowlers were placed into divisions, and these are the results after nine games.
In Division 3, Elias Pick won the bronze medal, with an average of 123.
Gerald Langlois placed sixth and averaged 125.
In Division 4, Christopher Keller won the silver medal, missing the gold medal by only one point. He averaged 131 over nine games.
In Division 9, Justin De Roos ended in seventh place and averaged 148.
In Division 12, Rob Janke ended in eighth place, and he averaged 163.
Competing as a team, with 38 teams in total, they were placed in Division 2 and placed fourth. They were very close to medaling, as they only missed a bronze by 11 points.
Coach Paxman noted that another Important program that happens at all Special Olympics Summer and Winter Games is the Healthy Athlete Program.
All athletes take a day to go through this free program that keeps all of the athletes healthy.
Anyone wanting to check out pictures from all sports at the games can go to specialolympics2020.com to find results and photos.