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Special Olympics Québec – Montreal, March 31, 2017 — The 11 Québec athletes on Team Canada brought back 22 medals from the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games that were held in Austria.

From March 14th to March 25th, some 3,000 athletes living with an intellectual disability from 110 countries gathered in Austria, for a week of competition in 9 sports.

Made up of 110 athletes, the Canadian delegation won a total of 117 medals, including the 10 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals captured by the Québec athletes.

Our athletes achieved outstanding performances in the fifth sports in which they competed: alpine skiing, figure skating, floor hockey, speed skating and snowshoeing.

The entire Québec movement is extremely proud to see these athletes return victorious from this international competition. Their success is a testament to their passion, determination and discipline.

Medal Table

Athlete

City – Region

Sport

Medals

Alexia Barré

Sainte-Julie/Rive-Sud

Alpine skiing

·GOLD, Super G intermediate, division F3

Emile Baz

Saint-Laurent/Lac Saint-Louis

Figure skating

·GOLD, danse, division S-2

·BRONZE, division M5-B 19-25

Sébastien Hamel-Bourdeau

Châteauguay/Sud-Ouest

Snowshoeing

·GOLD, 5km (world record), division M1

·GOLD, 1,600m, division M1

·SILVER, relay 4 X 400m, division M2

Julien Cardinal-Moffet

Québec/Québec

Snowshoeing

·GOLD, relay 4 X 100m, division M7

·BRONZE, 100m, division M9

Michaël Gilbert

Saint-Donat/Lanaudière

Alpine skiing

·SILVER, Advanced Giant Slalom, division M8,

·SILVER, Advanced Slalom, division M5,

Nancy Leduc

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield/Sud-Ouest

Snowshoeing

·SILVER, 800m, division F2

·SILVER, 400m, division F5

 

Renée Pelletier

Boucherville/Rive-Sud

Snowshoeing

·GOLD, relay 4 X 400m, division F1

·SILVER, 5 km, division F1

·BRONZE, 1,600m, division C2

Stéphanie Savard

Québec/Québec

Alpine Skiing

·GOLD, Advanced Super G, division F2,

·GOLD, Advanced Giant Slalom, division F2

Olivier Séguin

Saint-sur-Richelieu/Rive-Sud

Snowshoeing

·GOLD, 200m, division M6

·GOLD, relay 4 X 100m, division M7

Philip Ste-Marie

Montréal/Lac Saint-Louis

Speed skating

·BRONZE, 500m, division M19

·BRONZE, 333m, division M24

David Winter

Châteauguay/Sud-Ouest

Floor hockey

·SILVER, Team Canada Est

 
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About the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games were the second time that this event was held in Austria, with the first being in 1993. The Games hosted over 3,000 athletes and 1,100 coaches from 110 countries; 3,000 volunteers helped ensure the Games are a success. Athletes from across the globe competed in 9 sports. www.austria2017.org

About Special Olympics Québec
Thanks to the support of businesses and individuals who contribute over 90% of its funding, Special Olympics Québec offers year-round training programs and a competition network to more than 6,000 athletes 2 years old and over with an intellectual disability across the province. The programs available in 17 sports are aimed at promoting and improving the physical fitness, self-esteem and integration into society of people living with an intellectual disability. www.olympiquesspeciauxquebec.ca

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Information:
Hélène Sabatini
Special Olympics Québec
Office: 514 843-8778, extension 227
Cellular: 514 592-9765
hsabatini@olympiquesspeciaux.qc.ca
www.olympiquesspeciauxquebec.ca