Sara brings back medals from Special Olympics

25th Oct 2022

Over the last week, Sara Brazier competed in the Special Olympic National games at Launceston. During the five days there were 10 sports, 731 athletes and over 600 volunteers taking part.
Sunday was the opening ceremony, with Monday the start of the competition. Sara competed in the 50m Backstroke and 50m breaststroke preliminary, swimming a PB in the breaststroke. Tuesday first up was 50m freestyle preliminary and 50m backstroke final, Sara had fierce competition and came in 7th!
After what she thought was a disappointing swim, she had to refocus for Wednesday competition which was the 4x 50m freestyle relay preliminary and final 50m breaststroke. She knew she would have to put everything into this race if she was to try and get a medal. Sara swam well and came away with a all important Silver Medal!!
Going in to the final day of the competition she was in high spirits for the finals in the relay and freestyle. First up was the 50m freestyle, she left nothing in the tank and came away with a bronze medal. Relays where next (everyone loves relays), and her team won a bronze medal.
Friday was the final day of the national games where all athletes, volunteers and family got to celebrate their success at the closing of the games.
Sara would like to thank the Guyra community for all their support in her fundraising.
“Without all of you this would not have been possible for me to attend,” Sara said. “Thanks to IGA Guyra for letting me sell my cakes and raffle, Special Olympic Hunter Valley, LETR (Police Union), Sports Council small grants, St Kilda Armidale and family for all your donations.
“The cake and wood raffle raised $1636.00, the wood was won by Harrison Dowden I’m so overwhelmed by everyone’s support and I have had the best time meeting new friends and again thanks.”

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