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Special Olympics athletes shine

Special Olympics athletes from the Grimsby-Lincoln area strutted their stuff on the national stage last month in Vancouver.

Members of the Grimsby-Lincoln Special Olympics team were: (L to R) Grant Flagg, Ian Macleod, Josie Guilbeault, Christina Unger and Chris Sharpe.

Members of the Grimsby-Lincoln Special Olympics team were: (L to R) Grant Flagg, Ian Macleod, Josie Guilbeault, Christina Unger and Chris Sharpe.

In total, eight medals were earned by area athletes, including: Grant Flagg of Wainfleet, silver in 200m, bronze shotput, bronze long jump; Chris Sharpe of Grimsby, gold 100m, silver long jump; Josie Guilbeault of Thorold, bronze shotput, and; Christina Unger and Ian Macleod each received silver medals in team five-pin bowling competition.

The athletes spent five days at UBC helping Team Ontario earn its biggest medal haul ever and a first overall team finish in the competiton.

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