Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Three Comox Valley athletes earn medals at Special Olympics World Summer Games

Highlights of the event scheduled to be shown Friday, Aug. 7 on TSN 2 at 8 p.m.

Three local athletes flew into Comox on Tuesday morning with big smiles and bright medals earned at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, Calif.

Robert Burns won gold in standing long jump and silver in 50m while Chris Roberge and Brad Hogan bagged bronze in softball. Hogan also earned a medal when he was chosen to play in a Unified Sports Experience exhibition game.

The trio came directly to the Record from the airport to share their inspirational stories from the July 25 to Aug. 2 event. Watch Tuesday’s Record sports  for details.

TSN will be airing a re-cap/highlights show on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games this Friday, August 7 at 8 p.m. PST. Tune into TSN 2 to see all the incredible displays of athleticism, determination and courage that were seen throughout the Games.

“We’re so proud of all our Team Canada athletes, coaches and mission staff for their unbelievable (and record-breaking) performances,” a spokesperson said.

To catch up on all the Team Canada and the LA 2015 action, click here.

 

To check out pictures from the Games, click here.