Five Scioto County athletes earn honors at Summer Games


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Five Special Olympics athletes attended and medaled in Special Olympics 2017 State Summer Games. Pictured with their coach, from left: Tammy Mitchell, Johnny Royalty, Jacob Nele (front), Coach Rita Arthur, John Geyer, and Jerry Coyle.


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Scioto County was represented at the Ohio Special Olympics Summer Games in Columbus. The event was Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, and featured athletes from across the state in track and field competitions at The Ohio State University. Scioto County athletes who competed were: Jerry Coyle, John Geyer, Tammy Mitchell, Jacob Nele, and Johnny Royalty.

The medal count is as follows:

JERRY COYLE

GOLD: Softball Throw, Division 134

5th Place: 100m Dash, Division 122

JOHN GEYER

GOLD: Softball Throw, Division 120

BRONZE: 50m Dash, Division 35

TAMMY MITCHELL

SILVER: 100m Walk, Division 1

BRONZE: Softball Throw, Division 141

JACOB NELE

BRONZE: 30m Wheelchair Slalom

SILVER: 25m Wheelchair Race

JOHNNY ROYALTY

GOLD: 200m Dash, Division 23

Five Special Olympics athletes attended and medaled in Special Olympics 2017 State Summer Games. Pictured with their coach, from left: Tammy Mitchell, Johnny Royalty, Jacob Nele (front), Coach Rita Arthur, John Geyer, and Jerry Coyle.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/07/web1_SO.Medal-Count.jpgFive Special Olympics athletes attended and medaled in Special Olympics 2017 State Summer Games. Pictured with their coach, from left: Tammy Mitchell, Johnny Royalty, Jacob Nele (front), Coach Rita Arthur, John Geyer, and Jerry Coyle. Submitted Photo

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