From left are Langley Special Olympics athletes Matthew Williams

Local Special Olympians excel

Joshua Low won a Gold medal in the 25 metre backstroke, took fifth in the 25 metre freestyle and fourth in the 25 metre relay.

On Thursday, August 13 a celebration took place at Douglas Park in Langley City to recognize three Langley Special Olympics athletes who took part in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, July 25 to August 2 in Los Angeles, USA.

Athlete Joshua Low who competed in aquatics in the games won a Gold medal in the 25 metre backstroke, took fifth in the 25 metre freestyle and fourth in the 25 metre relay.

Low was the first Canadian to win Gold at the games.

Athletes Matthew Williams and Alastair Singh who took part in basketball in the games took fourth place in their division and placed 12th out of 28 teams in the world.

Team Canada’s 114 athletes brought home a total of 144 medals, consisting of 70 Gold, 48 Silver and 26 Bronze.