Simcoe man wins gold at 2019 Special Olympics

Jason Gordy is bringing gold to Simcoe.Gordy won gold in the men’s singles competition with a final score of 502 in 10-pin bowling at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi on the weekend. He also placed 5th in the team event, and will be competing in doubles on Tuesday with a partner.“We were so excited he got gold,” said Shirley Shaw, the Simcoe community coordinator of Special Olympics Ontario. “We’re more than ecstatic that all of the extra training he put in has really paid off. Jason is a lovely young man that is very involved in the Special Olympics.”The 46-year-old Special Olympics athlete has been representing Team Canada for 25 years.The gold medal winner left Simcoe and headed to Toronto on March 6 to catch his flight for his three-week stay in the United Arab Emirates.“It’s all Jason, it’s not me,” said Gordy’s bowling coach Cliff Butler. “He did all the work, I just kept talking to him and explaining to him and he did it.”Along with 5 and 10-pin bowling, Gordy also golfs, plays basketball, and is a junior coach with the swim team.

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