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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Determination, persistence, positive attitudes, fun, celebration and medals continue at SO World Games

A day of medals and celebration (and dancing!) for our "familiar faces" in Athens (all of these links are to the Special Olympics Australia Flickr Photostream):

Nick Lorenz enjoying his singles match against Germany. Nick Lorenz celebrates with his family after winning Bronze in the Men's Singles at the Tennis. Renee Belleggia and Nick Lorenz win Silver in the Mixed Doubles. Nick Lorenz dances the Macarena with other tennis athletes and volunteers at a dance party on centre court after the days play.

Alex Hayes - Australia have proved a force to be reckoned with at Athen's Glyfada Golf Course. Alex tees off.  Every member of the Australian golf team won a medal and today they received them and celebrated Alex is proudly displaying his silver medal (centre front).

Softball champs. The softball team (including Mel Eustace centre front and Andrew Mujunen draped in flag) took bronze in a tough division and their fun-loving spirit and never-say-die attitude was fantastic.  Mel and teammate Peter heading for the podium.

For a particularly up close look at persistence and determination, have a look at this sequence of four photos of Ederson Idrogo from Peru finishing his walking event. The caption reads in part that in "..a very Special Olympics moment,  the 23 year old ... showed a large crowd in the Stadium today what SO is all about."

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