Sixteen native Ulster athletes have made a triumphant return residence, having secured an outstanding 22 medals on the 2023 World Summer time Video games in Berlin, Germany.
Amongst them is Vicki McGill from Donegal, who made the North West Particular Olympics membership proud after profitable a gold medal in basketball.
Pictured: Vikki McGill together with her mom Carole pictured at Dublin Airport on the staff’s return from the World Particular Olympic Video games in Berlin, Germany. Photograph by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
The native athletes have been a part of a 73-strong Workforce Eire, which received a complete of 75 medals on the prestigious video games in a spread of sports activities together with badminton, basketball, equestrian, golf and gymnastics. Workforce Ulster’s 22 medals have been received throughout 9 sports activities and consisted of 9 gold, six silver and 7 bronze titles.
Springing to success in Gymnastics, Workforce Ulster athletes Johnny McCartney, Aaron Lenzi and Haleigh Miskimmin secured the best quantity of medals with seventeen podium finishes together with six gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze.
On the soccer area, athletes James Meenan, Eamon Quinn and Raymond Singleton additionally received three gold medals for Workforce Eire.
Shaun Cassidy, Regional Director for the Ulster programme mentioned: “We’re extraordinarily happy with each one in all our competing athletes and are delighted that they’ll benefit from the success of their medals as a reward for all their arduous work. All our athletes have carried out their golf equipment, communities and nation proud and have impressed numerous athletes inside Particular Olympics and past.
“The World Summer time Video games is an actual spotlight within the Particular Olympics calendar, and we’re so happy with everybody from Ulster and Workforce Eire who competes and represents us at such a excessive commonplace.”
In whole, Workforce Eire introduced residence 75 medals of gold, silver and bronze in addition to 47 positioned finishes and participation ribbons.
In June 2023, Germany’s capital, Berlin welcomed greater than 7,000 Particular Olympics Athletes and Unified Companions from 190 nations to the World Summer time Video games which came about from 17 – 25 June 2023.
Vicki McGill returns residence with Particular Olympics Gold Medal was final modified: July eleventh, 2023 by