Sixteen skiers, with a learning disability and from the Bromley based Special Olympics GB South East Skiing squad had a successful time in Pila, Italy at the Special Olympics GB National Alpine Skiing Championships. The team came home with 8 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze medals . Jane Andrews from Southborough and Biggin Hill’s Wayne McCarthy were the stars winning 3 Gold medals each and were undefeated in the 3 competitions in which they took part. Hannah Dempsey and Ayesha Franks also struck Gold and three others won 2 medals each: Corinna Beckett, Mark Cullen and Andrew Martineau, also from Biggin Hill. Lissadell Lynch also came away with a medal. These 16 were part of a delegation of 73 skiers with learning disabilities and 59 coaches and volunteers.
The Special Olympics GB’s National Alpine Ski Championships were held in Pila, Italy, 15-22 January 2012. The team was joined by five time Olympic skier, eight-time British Champion and BBC TV presenter Graham Bell (Ski Sunday and High Altitude), please click here to watch video footage from the BBC. To download the full article, please click here