SPECIAL OLYMPICS - Chris Bailey wins giant slalom silver at National Winter Games - The Solihull Observer

SPECIAL OLYMPICS - Chris Bailey wins giant slalom silver at National Winter Games

Solihull Editorial 10th Feb, 2024   0

CHRIS Bailey, from Solihull, won silver in the giant slalom in Special Olympics GB’s first National Winter Games.

Bailey claimed silver in the giant slalom and also participated in the slalom event in Folgaria, Italy.

Some 20 GB athletes with intellectual disabilities competed in the week-long competition which featured both alpine skiing and figure skating competitions.

Colin Dyer, chief executive of Special Olympics GB, said: “Huge congratulations go to all athletes on their success at this first National Winter Games.

“Given the daily challenges that people with intellectual disabilities face throughout their lives, it’s a great achievement to be here competing and proudly representing their region at a national sporting event, let alone winning a medal.

“Events in the Special Olympics GB movement bring together so many people and give our athletes new levels of confidence. However, it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our Event Partners Dreams, Gallagher and Sure, along with our stable of Corporate Partners.”

Across the country, Special Olympics Great Britain is the largest provider of sports training and competition for children and adults with an intellectual disability.

Operating in England, Scotland and Wales, the charity has more than 6,600 athletes benefitting from opportunities in 27 different sports, delivered by a devoted team of 3,800 volunteers.

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