Ravenswood stars shine at Olympics

August 6, 2009

Ravenswood residents are celebrating a glut of medals at the British Special Olympics in Leicester.

A team of 32 athletes from the Norwood community in Berkshire took home 31 medals, mostly in athletics, where the tally was three gold, six silver and 11 bronze.

There was also success in tenpin bowling, with Julian Primhak, 52, striking gold in both singles and doubles. “I won gold at the last Special Olympics, so I retained my crown,” he said. “I was thrilled to bits to win again. The whole thing was really enjoyable.”

Ravenswood sport and leisure co-ordinator Nigel Trumper said: “I’ve been working here for 20 years and it never ceases to amaze me how much determination and effort our athletes put in prior to the games. They train throughout the year and always seem to dig deep when it counts. Everyone here is very proud.”

Over 200 residents take part in weekly sporting, educational and leisure activities at Ravenswood and nearby venues.

Last updated: 12:44pm, August 6 2009