Local Athletes Compete in Special Olympics

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More than 200 athletes went for the gold Saturday at the Special Olympics in Girard.

Track and field events kept the athletes busy, many participating in more than one event.

Five counties took part in the games. This was the fourth year for the Trumbull County Invitational.

Rhonda Rich was one of the athletes who won a gold medal.

“I won first place in the 50-meter run and first place of the javelin,” said Rich.

“When you look around, it’s just tremendous the amount of support that we have. We’re all working together to support our Special Olympians,” said Carol Kirsch, Fairhaven Special Olympics Coordinator.

Saturday’s Special Olympics was a qualifier for the state event in June.

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