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Wicklow Gold And Silver Medalist Swimmer At Special Olympics Returns Home

Athletes from across the country including four from Wicklow were greeted by hundreds of family members, friends and well wishers at Dublin Airport.

Swimmer Aisling Beacom from Wicklow Town who helped to establish the Blue Dolphins Special Olympics Club.

Bray man Paul Condren participated as part of the Irish football side.

18-year-old Rukky Atiyota from Delgany was at his first ever World Games playing basketball.

Padraig Reilly from Hollywood represented Team Ireland in Tenpin Bowling.

Irish athletes have won 14 medals  including gold in the ten-pin bowling doubles event.
 

 Aisling Beacom has picked up two medals, gold in the 800m fresstyle and silver in the open water swimming category.

Aisling spoke with Ryan Nugent from Independent.ie about competing in the open water contest

 

 

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