Medals success for Norfolk’s team in the Special Olympics
- Credit: Archant
Several sports medals were won by local athletes who took part in a boccia event at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
The UEA hosted the competition - part of the Special Olympics - and five members of Norfolk's team tasted success, with several gold and silver medals won.
Special Olympics is an international movement aimed at transforming lives through sport. It involves athletes of all ages and abilities.
Participant Edith Kefford, who won two gold medals at the competition, said: 'I really enjoy the competitive side of the game and the opportunity it gives me to see friends.'
Other members of the Norfolk team were Robin Tatton, Catherine Meijer, Georgia Lyons and Kirsty Storey together with lead coach Roy McGee.
You may also want to watch:
Mr McGee is head coach for the eastern region's boccia team and is preparing his players for a five-day national event in Sheffield, with more than 2,600 entrants.
- 1 Norfolk woman fined after travelling 200 miles to visit daughter
- 2 Atlantis Tower up for sale after owner signs ‘outrageous’ loan deal
- 3 Fired twice in two months: Events boss feels the pain of Covid
- 4 Norfolk bowls star tests positive at world indoor championships
- 5 Covid rates continue to fall across Norfolk, especially in Norwich
- 6 Revealed: The areas where Covid cases are still increasing
- 7 Man admits defrauding more than £1.3m from Norfolk firm
- 8 Man's neck broken after being hit by 800kg load which fell off forklift
- 9 9 of Norfolk's most famous blue plaques
- 10 A47 closed in both directions after crash