Special Olympics Surrey news and past events.
Special Olympics GB news and passed events
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Special Olympics Surrey Skiing Team Success @ National Alpine Skiing Competition 2020
SOS athletes from the skiing team formed part of a team of more than 90 athletes from across England, Scotland and Wales took part in the Special Olympics Great Britain’s National Alpine skiing competition in Crans Montana, Switzerland from February 1-8, 2020.
Special Olympics Surrey athletes achieved at total of 5 Gold; 7 Silver; 9 Bronze;
five times 4th Place; four times 5th Place; one 6th Place; one 7th Place; and one Participation Ribbon:
Tomas Cardillo-Zello - 2 Bronze medals & one Participation Ribbon
Annabel Inskip - 1 Gold medal & 2 Silver medals
Michael Lines - 1 Silver & 2 Bronze medals
Kathryn Martin - 1 Gold medal, 1 Bronze medal, one 4th Place
Bartholome Meredith-Hardy - 1 Gold medal, one 5th & one 6th Place, one Participation Ribbon
Stefan Nakoneezmy - 2 Bronze medals & one 4th Place
Karen Oosthuizen – 1 Gold medal, 1 Silver medal & one 5th Place
Alexander Scarborough - 1 Silver medal, one 4th Place & one 5th Place
Elanor Sinden - 2 Bronze medal & one 4th Place
Rory Slater - one 4th Place, one 5th Place, one 7th Place
Alice Willans - 1 Gold medal & 2 Silver medals
MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE TEAM!
Special Olympics Surrey Athletes celebrate
Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year Award @ Kingston Borough Sports Awards 2019
SOS Athletes with the Mayor of Kingston-upon-Thames, Margaret Thompson
Athletes from Special Olympics Surrey, who were selected as part of the Special Olympics GB team for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, joined the celebration at The Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames Sports Award 2019, the highest accolade that can be awarded by the borough to children, young people and adults in recognition of their sporting achievements and services to sport.
The dedication, commitment and achievements of Special Olympics GB and the Special Olympics Surrey athletes in Abu Dhabi was honoured with the presentation of the Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year Award.
Special Olympics Surrey team included Hannah Kemp (Athletics); Ben Jacob, Natalie Salter, Luke Worgan, Petros Ford Spathas (Cycling); Nicholas Silver and Warren Clark (Golf); and Tamaar Alami, Natalie Francis, Rebecca Starling (Ten Pin Bowling). Also attending from Special Olympics Surrey was multiple medal-winner Karen Oosthuizen, who assisted with the presentation of the awards, having completed the Kingston Ambassador course, a collaboration between Special Olympic Surrey and Kingston Borough Council Sports Development.
Special Olympics Surrey Cycling Team
Success at Nationals in Tameside August 2019
The cycling team rode strongly, positively and with a focus that showed how much all of them have progressed since the games in Stirling, and most definitely since their first visit to Tameside. Everyone was racing in higher divisions than they had previously raced in, which again shows progression.
Here is the amazing record of our medal total:
6 - Gold
5 - Silver
4 - Bronze
2 - 4th’s
3 - 5th’s
2 - 6th’s and
1 - 7th
We are immensely proud of everyone, their attitude, their friendship within the group and towards their fellow competitors and their willingness to challenge themselves constantly is a credit to them and to everyone for supporting and encouraging them in all aspects of their training.
We would like to say ‘thank you’ for everyone's support over the weekend and all the cheering and shouting that you gave all of the competitors. We could hear you from our base in the middle of the track! Apologies, for you not being able to join us in the middle but being very ‘hot’ on safe-guarding, however irritating, we have to respect this as that is the right policy. The SE kit looked great on the track and made our guys look very professional. Thank you very much to Elliot for driving the van to and from Manchester with our bikes and luggage. A total star!
2nd Training Camp in Majorca 2019
In April, the cycling club embarked upon their 2nd training camp in Majorca, following on from last year's very successful trip.
This year, it was rather windy and chilly towards the end of the week, but this didn't deter us and we were able to get out daily and cycle an average of 40 miles, supported by two Stuart Hall guides, Mark and Lincoln, as well as myself.
The training regime that the club has committed to over the past year proved invaluable and was reflected in how much quicker everyone was on all the rides, and especially on the climbs when our faster riders were overtaking mainstream cyclists!
As a group, we very much enjoy being together on residential trips. These always bring out the best in everyone and seeing the group grow in confidence both on and off the bike is amazing to see. We are already talking about returning next year and are hoping to be able to differentiate the rides by having two groups, each led by a Stuart Hall guide and supported by members of our cycling group, which will allow us to strengthen the training by focusing on smaller groups and giving the opportunity for new longer rides to be ridden.
SOS Athletes triumph at the World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi
The World Summer Games (14– 21 March 2019) delivered a week of remarkable competition, where more than 7,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 200 countries showed the world their amazing abilities. 10 athletes from Special Olympics Surrey (SOS), who was selected to be part of the Special Olympics GB team, had highly successful Games and have returned triumphantly.
Peter Webster, Special Olympics Surrey Chair, says “The SOS athletes worked very hard in their year-round Special Olympics programmes to train and prepare for the World Games. Thanks to their own dedication and the help and encouragement of their coaches and supporters, they all delivered top-quality performances, with personal bests and winning medals on the world stage. Everyone at Special Olympics Surrey is extremely proud of them.”
Hannah Kemp - Athletics
Petros Ford Spathas - Cycling
Ben Jacob - Cycling
Natalie Salter - Cycling
Luke Worgan - Cycling
Warren Clark - Golf
Nicholas Silver - Golf
Natalie Francis - Ten Pin Bowling
Rebecca Starling - Ten Pin Bowling
Tamaar Alami - Ten Pin Bowling