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Bronze medal for Georgia soccer team in Special Olympics USA Games

Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen and Murali Kamma Email Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen and Murali Kamma
September 2018
Bronze medal for Georgia soccer team in Special Olympics USA Games

 

(Left) Half of the soccer team, the Special K's, that won the bronze medal at the Special Olympics USA Games.

It was the first time a Georgia soccer team competed at the national level in the Special Olympics USA Games. And for the Special K’s, a soccer team based in North Fulton, it ended in triumph. Following a 3-2 win over the South Carolina team, they brought home the bronze medal. The team, comprising students and former students who are teens or young adults, played at the Husky Stadium in Seattle. Led by head coach Marty Jelleme, the Special K’s train in Johns Creek, GA.

“It was good to win,” Rohan Kapur was quoted as saying. “I want to play again and get the gold.”

The Special Olympics for athletes with intellectual disabilities are held every four years.

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