Barrington team wins Special Olympics gold

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Barrington's Ty and Peter Lyons competed in the USA Special Olympic games in Princeton, NJ recently and came away with gold medal in Unified Doubles Tennis.

To reach the medal round, Ty and Peter defeated pairs from Florida, Georgia, Connecticut and Ohio. In the medal round they defeated a team from Louisiana and knocked off South Carolina for the gold medal.

The Rhode Island tennis team was coached by Karen Lyons so it was a family affair.

“It was a life changing event for all involved,” said Peter Lyons. “The joy I saw on Ty’s face when we won the last point to win the gold was incredible!”

The Rhode Island Special Olympics Team consisted of 73 athletes from across the state competing in 10 different sports. Rhode Island came home with 13 gold medals, 12 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals.

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freedom1958

I like to give you my personal congraluations to you all...... The training , the work and to bring back gold.... wow ...

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