Slovak athletes won 12 medals at the Special Olympics World Games

Slovak mentally handicapped athletes won altogether 12 medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games held in PyeongChang, South Korea, held between January 29 and February 5. They will bring home six gold, four silver and two bronze medals, the TASR newswire learned from Michaela Guldanová, the assistant of the head of Slovak delegation.

Slovak mentally handicapped athletes won altogether 12 medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games held in PyeongChang, South Korea, held between January 29 and February 5. They will bring home six gold, four silver and two bronze medals, the TASR newswire learned from Michaela Guldanová, the assistant of the head of Slovak delegation.

Slovaks earned their first medals on February 2 when Dávid Boček and Marianna Vojtková won gold in the alpine skiing discipline, with Darina Krihová and Juraj Šuster who placed second. In the discipline of cross-country skiing the medals went to Jakub Krissak and Roman Pollák, who placed 1st and 3rd, respectively.

On February 3 the Slovak athletes won additional medals. The gold went to Gabriela Petrovičová and Vladimíra Vančová in the cross-country skiing category and Marianna Vojtková who competed in alpine skiing. Milan Pumpa (cross-country skiing) and Darina
Krihová (alpine skiing) won silver, while Roman Pollák (cross-country skiing) earned bronze, TASR reported.

The 21-member Slovak delegation set off for the Games on Friday, January 25. Except for the athletes competing in alpine and cross-country skiing, there were also two figure skaters who placed 5th and 6th at the competition that took place on February 1, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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