Team Ireland's Winning Ways Continue in South Korea! Feb3
Today's competition was in the Giant Slalom event.
In the Novice competition Stuart Brierton
from Bray, Co. Wicklow picked up a gold
while his team mates Katherine Daly
from Dalkey, Co. Dublin secured a fourth place position and Rosalind Connolly
from Portadown, Co. Armagh secured a sixth place position.
In the Intermediate level competition Gary Burton
from Sallynoggin, Dublin won a gold
while team mates Ryan Hill
from Richhill, Co. Armagh and Lucy Best
from Lisburn, Co. Antrim won silver and bronze
Speaking about Team Ireland's performance today Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland
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
, the previous medal wins arising from yesterday's Super G competition
and the floorball
team's bronze medal win on Thursday.
The Alpine Skiing Competition continues tomorrow. To follow Team Ireland's progress at the Games please visit www.specialolympics.ie/wintergames