Didsbury's Wesley Wilks Wins 5 Medals At Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

Team Alberta athletes brought home a total of 119 medals during the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Nova Scotia last week. Chair of Special Olympics Olds & District Karen Mengersen says Wesley Wilks from Didsbury had a very successful week.

Wesley Wilks from Didsbury has come home with 5 swimming medals from the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Nova Scotia.

Wilks swam to a gold medal in the 200m Breaststroke and a silver in 200 Individual Medley. He also earned bronze medals in three events: the 200m Backstroke, 200m Butterfly and 100m Breaststroke races.

148 athletes were on Team Alberta and 47 of those were in Prince Edward Island for the bowling championships back in May.

Chair of Special Olympics Olds & District Karen Mengersen says Wilks had a very successful week.

 

 

Mengersen says in September, results will tell whether Wilks and or 10 pin bowler Mark Mengersen qualified to be part of Team Canada to compete at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in March 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

 

 

The World Games are from March 14th-21st, 2019 and they will feature over 7,000 athletes.

She says official announcements to see who will compete in next year's Worlds will be made in September.

 

 

4 years ago bowler Aaron Johnson from Olds was part of Team Canada when the World Games were in Los Angeles.
 

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