Two Northern Kentucky Special Olympians competing in Greece | Community Spirit
ATHENS, GREECE (FOX19) - Union Special Olympics bowler Josh Alexander opened his competition at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games with the Divisioning round today. He bowled games of 87, 107 and 104 for a 298 total. Divisioning scores will be used to determine who Alexander competes against during the Games.
Alexander will have the first of three opportunities for a Medal on Wednesday in the doubles competition. He will also bowl in the team (four person) and singles events at the Games.
Collin Lutz of Nicholasville became the first Kentucky athlete to win a medal at the Games today, taking the Silver Medal in the 100-meter backstroke.
Rhythmic gymnast Danielle Blakeney of Erlanger will begin her competition at the World Summer Games with preliminaries on Thursday.
Alexander, Lutz and Blakeney are three of five Kentucky athletes competing at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which opened on June 25 and run through July 4. The others are track and field athlete Ryan Barts of Georgetown and artistic gymnast Lee Dockins of Russellville.
The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games include more than 7,500 athletes from more than 185 countries competing in 22 Olympic-style sports. Many of the competitions will take place in the same venues that housed the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens.
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