Nigerian Swimmer wins Gold in Special Olympics World Summer Games



Nigerian swimmer Damola Roberts has won gold in the ongoing Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, United States of America.

Roberts finished first in the 100m swimming competition to win gold for Nigeria.

Roberts is the first child of  Dr. and Dr. (Mrs.) Shehu Roberts.

The 29-year-old part of the Special Olympics movement in 2003 and has since represented Nigeria in a lot of games.

Two other Nigerians Special Athletes Teju Ogunlela and Adebiyi Olatunji  won silver in swimming.

Teju won in men swimming category while Adebiyi won in women swimming.

The Special Olympics World Games are an international sporting competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities, organized by Special Olympics.

The 2015 World Summer Games feature 6,500 athletes representing more than 160 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators.

The games are taking place in the same Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where the 1932 and 1984 Olympics were held.

The one-week long event will end on Sunday, August 2.

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