The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games were held in Seattle, Washington July 1-6, 2018. More than 4,000 participants representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia competed in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports throughout the city, including: athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, flag football, golf, gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, softball, stand up paddleboard, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.
They competed with heart and grace over three days at Royal Brougham Pavilion at SPU in the All-Around competition and event finals. Their hard work and dedication paid off as we took home 8 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 6 bronze medals.
The Washington Team gymnasts wrapped up their competition on Thursday afternoon and celebrated their incredible accomplishments at the Special Olympics Night with the Seattle Mariners. Emily Montgomery was first in the Level 1 8-21 with a score of 53.10, Mia Crump was third in Level 2 12-15 (67.70) and Frannie Ronan, who at 8 is the youngest competitor at the Games, was third in Level 1 8-15 (66.25), less than one point behind the winner. Tatiana Goff was second in Level 3 16-21 with 66.65 points. Her score was the third-highest among the 14 competitors in Level 3.
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#SGAStrong gymnast and Special Olympics Washington athlete Kate Winfield made a guest appearance on Floor at the Special Olympics USA Games. You can watch her and all her fans here.
Way to go ladies! You depict every single character and more of what it means to be #SGAStrong. Your heart, dedication, strength and bravery were magical experience.