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Sandwell Special Olympics team show off their medal haul

Published 19th September 2017

Sandwell Special Olympics Team meet the Mayor

Sporting heroes met the Mayor when the Sandwell Special Olympics team dropped by the council house to show off their recent medal haul.

Sandwell’s mayor Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE met members of the team from the charity Special Olympics Sandwell and Sandwell Sports Club – a team for people of all ages with a learning or intellectual disability.

Special Olympics Sandwell was part of the West Midlands team who represented Sandwell at the Special Olympics National Games which were held this year in Sheffield.

The mayor heard about the Sandwell sports stars, who took part in games which were held in August.

Three swimmers, eight badminton players and 17 athletes supported by eleven Sandwell volunteers took part and netted 32 medals, six gold, 18 silver and eight bronze medals plus more than 30 ribbons.

From the team ten people achieved their personal bests and were presented with a Special Olympics Ribbon. 

Sandwell Mayor Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE said: “It was marvellous to meet so many Sandwell sporting heroes and learn about their recent achievements – well done to all who took part and of course the volunteers who helped make it happen.”