The Malta Independent 26 June 2022, Sunday

Maltese athletes win 192 medals in Special Olympics

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 18:47 Last update: about 2 months ago

Maltese athletes won a total of 192 medals in the Special Olympics Malta Invitational Games which were held over the course of the last few days.

The Games will end on Tuesday evening in a closing ceremony in Valletta.

Out of the 192 medals, 65 of those were gold, 60 were silver, and 67 were bronze.

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17 gold medals were achieved in swimming, followed by 16 in athletics and another 16 in bocce. 14 gold medals were won in bowling, while a single gold medal was won in table tennis, and another in football.

The organisers described the games in a statement as “a very remarkable and exciting four days of practical inclusivity through sport.”

This was the first international Special Olympics event held in Europe in almost two and a half years, as Malta welcomed almost 1,000 athletes from 23 countries for the Games.

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