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Special Olympians from Corner Brook snag medals at provincial Summer Games

Daniel Moores of Corner Brook won gold in the 105-kg weight class and got the nod as best overall lifter at the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Special Olympics Summer Games held recently in St. John’s. He achieved personal bests in both bench press and deadlift.
Daniel Moores of Corner Brook won gold in the 105-kg weight class and got the nod as best overall lifter at the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Special Olympics Summer Games held recently in St. John’s. He achieved personal bests in both bench press and deadlift.

Daniel Moores took his game to another level in provincial Special Olympics powerlifting circles by being selected the best overall lifter as the champion in the 105-kilogram weight class this past weekend in St. John’s.

He achieved personal best lifts in bench press (247 pounds) and deadlift (451 kg) as Special Olympians from across the province converged on the capital city for some fun and friendly competition with smiles on their faces win or lose.

The event served as qualifier for the provincial Special Olympics team that will be competing at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Antigonish, N.S.

Mandy Simms became the first ever female SO powerlifter from the province when she made her debut in St. John’s. She managed to come up with a solid effort with a double combination of 87.5 kilograms with a bench press of 27.5 kg and a deadlift of 60 kilograms.

 

Ashley Hulan, Corner Brook

Swimming

50-m freestyle — gold

100-m freestyle — gold

50-m butterfly — bronze

50-m backstroke — Fifth

 

Mandy Simms, Corner Brook

Powerlifting

Bench Press — 27.5 kilograms

Deadlift — 60 kilograms

Double Combination — -87.5 kg

 

Cheyenne Moore, Corner Brook

Bowling

Bronze — pins over average (female)

 

Richie Chow, Corner Brook

Bowling

Bronze — pins over average (male)

 

Mathieu Hubert, Corner Brook

Bowling

Gold — pins over average (male)

 

Brandon Park, Corner Brook

Athletics

200-m — silver

400-m — bronze

800-m — bronze

shot put — gold

standing long jump — gold

 

Ian White, Corner Brook

Athletics

100-m — bronze

200-m — bronze

shot put — bronze

standing long jump — silver

 

Patricia Wiseman, Corner Brook

Athletics

100-m — gold

200-m — silver

400-m — bronze

standing long jump — gold

 

Nikki King, Corner Brook

Athletics

200-m — silver

400-m — gold

800-m — silver

 

Maggie Joseph, Corner Brook

Athletics

400-m — bronze

 

Liam O’Brien, Port aux Basques

Swimming

50-m freestyle — gold

50-m butterfly — silver

100-m backstroke — silver

200-m freestyle — bronze

50-m backstroke — Fourth

 

Bocce

Team 1 Corner Brook

Bronze

Zachary Pawley

Devon Lovell

Michael Gillinski

Terri Lynn Pennell

Team 2 Corner Brook

Bronze

Phillip Beales

Alicia Burke

Richard White

Erica Bullen

Nikki King of Corner Brook captured three medals in athletics at the 2017 Games.
Mandy Simms participated in her first Special Olympics powerlifting competition at the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Special Olympics Summer Games.
Patricia Wiseman of Corner Brook is seen here participating in the shot put at the 2017 Games.
Ashley Hulan picked up two gold and a bronze in swimming at the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Special Olympics Summer Games held recently in St. John’s.

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