Strong results for Kings athletes at national Special Olympics

John Decoste
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A pair of Kings County athletes turned in impressive results in representing Nova Scotia at the 2014 national Special Olympics in Vancouver.

Competing in swimming, Kody Bourque earned medals in four of his five events. Bourque was second in 50-metre butterfly and 100-metre breaststroke, third in 50-metre backstroke and breaststroke, and was also seventh in 50-metre freestyle.

Competing in powerlifting, Phillip Brown was second in squat with a lift of 281 pounds, second in deadlift at 380 pounds, and second in bench press with 154 pounds.

His combined score left Brown second overall, adding to his collection of medals, which stands at more than 100 since the beginning of his Special Olympics career.

Organizations: Special Olympics

Geographic location: Kings, Nova Scotia, Vancouver

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  • concerned citizen
    July 20, 2014 - 00:41

    I am pleased to see this story published. I ran into Phil yesterday (Phil has now moved from Kentville to New Minas) .. He showed me a medal that he had won in Vancouver- It was a large solid silver engraved medallion on an embroidered ribbon.. He said his strategy was to stay relaxed while being determined to do your best when competing.. This strategy seems to have worked as he came home from Vancouver with a total of 4 silver medals. Congratulations to Phil !