London Special Olympians Honoured

Londoner James Walker shows off his gold and silver medals won in Vancouver at the Special Olympics.

A group of London athletes are being celebrating after a successful trip to Vancouver.

On Friday, the London Police Service hosted a ceremony to honour all 13 London athletes who travelled with Team Ontario to the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in British Columbia. They were each awarded with a special “Torch Run Coin” in front of family and friends to show officers’ support for the Special Olympians.

Powerlifter James Walker says when he heads to the games, he’s always ready for a challenge.

Walker came home with three gold medals and one silver in powerlifting. Other London athletes competed in bocce, bowling and swimming.

Former London Chief of Police and national Special Olympics board member Murray Faulkner was in Vancouver and says he encourages anyone with a disability to get involved in sports.

Faulkner says at the Special Olympics it’s more about each individual their journey and their success than which province takes home the most medals.