Sarah Davies, a bowler from Ellesmere Port supported by United Response, has found success at the 2017 Special Olympics.

 

The 24-year-old took part in multiple events, coming fourth in the individual ten pin bowling, winning bronze in the team event, and gold in the doubles.

 

Sarah is an experienced bowler, having gone to her local bowling club for the past 5-6 years. She previously chose boccia as her sport of choice, and this is the third Special Olympics she’s taken part in.

 

UK’s largest disability multi-sport event

The Special Olympics, which took place in Sheffield between 7-12 August, saw 2,600 athletes compete in the country’s largest disability multi-sport event this year. This is the 10th year the games have been held in the UK.

 

Supported by United Response for three years, Sarah has a learning disability, ADHD and anxiety. She is supported to live with her friends of a similar age.

 

“She’s good at keeping busy”

The young athlete plans to continue her bowling in the future, and has a busy schedule ahead of her. “She loves attending all these games, she’s really good at keeping busy”, says Carol Shepherd, Sarah’s support worker. “She’s got a gold Duke of Edinburgh at the end of this month as well, she’s got to trek up Snowdon for that!”

 

Asked how she feels about her success, Sarah said “I want to be famous and inspire others to do well”. With just 24 years of age, we expect she has many more years of sporting success to come.

 

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