From a Prime Minister’s Downing Street GB Team reception; to winning the historic first gold medal of the 2014 Special Olympics European Games; to our record-breaking talented table tennis twins; a golden hat-trick heroine on the cycling track; and personal best performances being set by team members everywhere; it is hard to quantify the huge success of this brilliant Belgium experience for our 49 GB athletes.
On a final incredible sporting day of these Games, Special Olympics GB surged past 100 medals– which was epitomised by the inspirational performances and passion of the gymnastics team who alone collected 46 medals on Friday’s judgement day.
The performances, passion and endeavour of Special Olympics GB’s athletes, coaches, families, supporters and friends has hit new heights and has to be seen to be believed! This has been a two week festival of sport, joy and human spirit.
Special Olympics GB’s historic European Games adventure in Belgium just got better every day. Athletes have been expressing the firm view that they will remember these experiences together with the fun and friendships they have enjoyed in these two glorious weeks – for the rest of their lives.
The final GB medal tally shows they have won:
103 medals at the Special Olympics 2014 European Games
41 Gold – 34 Silver – 28 Bronze
FINAL AWARDS/MEDALS TALLY
(FYI all team events e.g. relays in aquatics and athletics or doubles in table tennis and badminton only count as one award each)