We took 4 NECI students to Porto for the Special Olympics Championships.

Three of our riders received Diplomas on the Wednesday night dinner for the highest results in the qualifiers in the Algarve region.
Raquel, Christina, and Sofia.

The main competition on the Thursday 1st class Raquel won Gold and Sofia was 6th.

Second class Lucelia won Silver.

Third class Christina won Silver. This was a fantastic result thank you to Sue and Angela for all their hard work.

 

The regional qualifier for the Special Olympics for the disabled took place on Wednesday 4 October in Bensafrim. Riding For The Disabled Barlavento had six riders from NECI (in Praia da Luz) taking part.
They rode their socks off to win 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal - a fantastic result! 

The riders now await confirmation of how many have qualified for the finals of the Special Olympics on 23rd November in Porto.

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Please try and come to support our riders.  It will be interesting as there will be a new event added to the competition this year.

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