Louisiana athletes bring home 6 medals from Special Olympics World Games

Published: Aug. 3, 2015 at 2:51 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2015 at 3:19 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Athletes representing Louisiana at the Special Olympics World Games brought home six medals from Los Angeles.

Six members of Team Louisiana joined the Team USA delegation in Los Angeles to compete in the World Games. The members of Team Louisiana included four athletes, one unified partner and one member of the sports management team.

Louisiana athletes worked hard to bring home 4 gold medals, 1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal, 4 fourth place ribbons, 2 fifth place ribbons, 1 seventh place ribbon and 1 eighth place ribbon.

Members of Team Louisiana include Carol Maricle (Bocce), Courtney Brooke Calhoon (bowling), Gerren Brown (bowling), Landa Gann (bowling), Theodore Bazile (track and field) and Cindy Landry (Cycling Sports Management team).

The Special Olympics World Games wrapped up on Sunday in Los Angeles. Alternating between summer and winter Games, this event is the flagship event of the Special Olympics movement, which promotes equality, tolerance and acceptance around the world.

This prominent world stage brings attention to the Special Olympics movement and helps create positive, sometimes lifesaving policy change for people with intellectual disabilities in countries around the world. More than 4.4 million Special Olympics athletes train and compete in 170 nations across the globe.

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