Special Olympians bring home gold, silver in equestrian event

Kyle Dutiel won a gold medal during the equestrian competition of the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles.


Day Five saw a stunning 11 medals won across various sports.

The Equestrian team continued its winning streak with 37-year-old Elizabeth Mair from Rathfarnham, Dublin winning her second gold medal after coming first in the dressage section of the competition. Meanwhile, Chairperson Special Olympics Pakistan has congratulated all the medal winners and expressed the hope that country’s other Special Olympians would also perform well and bring glories for themselves and the country.

Besides the trio, Khushi Khatun won the silver in 50-metre backstroke swimming and also pocketed the bronze medal in the women’s 50-metre freestyle. “It’s so thrilling to see them all in action”, she said.

Pakistani tennis players beats Venezuela and won gold medal and Jahanzaib Iqbal won gold medal in Badminton.

“I got to meet Mrs. Obama”.

Anne Hoey, from Co Louth, took silver in the Bocce singles.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny sent a message to the team last night, saying: “I saw the clips from the Opening Ceremony; it was magnificent seeing all our proud athletes parade into the stadium”. Ruth Geerah from Co Westmeath won gold in the bowling singles. “She’s just awesome. The whole family is so proud of her,”. I feel proud and happy and I’m looking forward to taking the medal home with me.


Wolff, who is autistic and is coached at Epsom & Ewell Harriers by Dave Mitchell, was victorious in the 400 metres in Los Angeles on Wednesday. You are representing your country with pride and distinction and we are all cheering you on.

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