Dubem Emuwa wins gold in LA

Dubem Emuwa, a young 13-years old representing Nigeria in the games on Wednesday, July 29 won Gold in his category

 

A young Nigerian cyclist has won gold in the ongoing Special Olympics World Summer Games holding in Los Angeles.

Dubem Emuwa, a young 13-years old representing Nigeria in the games on Wednesday, July 29 won Gold in his category.

Three Nigerians also won medals in the swimming events of the games.

Damola Roberts won gold after finishing first in the 100m swimming competition while Teju Ogunlela and Adebiyi Olatunji  won silver in 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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