Special Olympics Team USA has been out and about across San Diego practicing their sports. Check out just some of the great photos from a few of the 16 different sports they are training in:
These athletes are striving for excellence in their respective sport.
Take Special Olympics Team USA athlete Karen Dickerson, from Virginia, who has run in at least nine different marathons, including the Boston Marathon, and the Marine Corps Marathon, each in less than four hours! She has been hard at work on the track at San Diego State pushing herself to compete at Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011.
Then there’s Special Olympics Team USA basketball team from Florida.
Today they scrimmaged against some local players, who were not Special Olympics athletes, and they beat them 55 – 31. These basketball teammates are working hard with their coaches as they strive to win a gold medal in Greece.
While striving to be the best they can be at their sport, Special Olympics Team USA gymnast Mark Medora reminded his teammates at practice today that “whether you come in 1st or 101st it doesn’t matter, as long as you finish!”
To see more from training camp, remember you can visit SO Team USA’s Facebook page.