Eight members of Special Olympics Team BC recently returned home to Kelowna and Telemark with a total of 16 individual and 3 relay medals The eight athletes excelled at the 2020 Special Olympics National Winter Games in Thunder Bay The team was led by a couple of well known Telemark athletes with Francis Stanley winning 3 gold medals and establishing himself as the top skier in Canada Special Olympic and Tracey Melesko, a veteran of 5 National Winter Games, still dominant at the national level winning 1 gold 1 silver and 1 bronze.
Kelsey Wyse, competing in her first games in cross country skiing, picked up 1 gold 1 silver and 1 bronze. Also competing for the first time at the National Games, Dimitri Konstant racked up a gold and a silver Adding to the impressive medal haul were strong performances by Glen McIntyre with 1 gold and 1 bronze, Jordan Lige with 1 gold and Maria Schmitke with 1 silver while newcomer Roy Stephens picked. up a bronze medal Congratulations to the team on a great season and excellent National Games results.The athletes were joined by coaches Annabel Stanley, Ray Huson and head coach Garth Vickers At this time we all want to congratulate coach Annabel Stanley on her selection as Head Coach for Special Olympics Team Canada for the 2021.World Winter Games What an amazing and well deserved honour.
Full results and more on the Games website