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Local snowshoer runs away with bronze medal

Meghan Condie returned from the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Calgary this week with some new hardware.

The Valley athlete, who competes in the snowshoeing events, won a bronze medal during her first appearance at the national event in the 100-metre sprint. She completed her run in 26.4 seconds, which shaved two seconds off her previous personal best.


Snowshoer Meghan Condie won a bronze medal in the 100 metre event at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Calgary on February 28 PHOTO Facebook OSQ Suroît

Condie also achieved impressive results in her 200metre and 400metre snowshoe races, finishing in fifth and fourth place in the finals. Her efforts resulted in an outpouring of support on social media from local fans who followed her experience out west from February 27 to March 2.

The Games showcased the very best of the intellectual disability sport community in Canada, bringing together over 4,000 athletes, coaches, officials, and staff from across the country. Athletes competed in eight events, including five-pin bowling, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, curling, floor hockey, figure skating, snowshoeing, and speed skating. (SR)

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