Special Olympics Success at the World Games

                                                                               

 

Members of Wolverhampton Mencap and Special Olympics achieved great success at the World Games in Abu Dhabi in March 2019.  The Games which are held every four years were hosted by United Arab Emirates and around 7,500 athletes from over 200 countries took part supported by their many coaches.

 

There were 128 Athletes from GB taking part and our local table tennis trio of Alex Davies, Emma Hunt and Karen Blundell (along with Michael from Sheffield who was Alex’s doubles partner in the men’s doubles) did not disappoint!  Alex gained gold in the doubles event with Michael and he gained silver in the singles.  Emma was fourth in the singles and won silver in the doubles alongside Karen.  Karen also achieve a bronze in the singles.