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2014 Special Olympics USA Games  

USA Games was an awesome experience that none of the Team Georgia Athletes, Partners, and Coaches will ever forget.  The week started with our Athletes flying out on private planes thanks to the Citation Special Olympics Airlift.  Opening Ceremonies was emceed by Brooklyn Decker and Michael Carter-Williams and included entertainment from the cast of Wicked and WWE Superstars including The Big Show.  Every member of Team Georgia came home from USA Games with at least one medal and many received more than one.  Team Georgia had an overall great time on and off of the playing field while at USA Games and got to become friends with athletes from all over the country.  Below is a full list of Team Georgia results.

Bocce – Traditional Singles
Melissa Dodgen of Henry County: Bronze
Tyechia Luster of Albany: Bronze
June Morseberger of Gwinnett Masters: Gold
Diane Hill of Gwinnett Masters: Silver

Bocce – Traditional Doubles
Melissa Dodgen of Henry County and Tyechia Luster of Albany: Silver
Diane Hill and June Morseberger of Gwinnett County: Silver

Bocce – Traditional Team
Melissa, Diane, Tyechia, and June: Bronze

Athletics – 100m Run:
Dejonna Colbert of Dekalb County: 5th
Skyler Corliss of Forsyth County: Silver
Daley Fitzpatrick of Forsyth County: 4th

Athletics – 400m Run:
Daley Fitzpatrick of Forsyth County: Gold
Skyler Corliss of Forsyth County: 5th

Athletics – Women’s Mini Javelin
Dejonna Colbert – Bronze

Athletics – 200m Run:
Daley Fitzpatrick: Silver
Skyler Corliss: Bronze
Dejonna Colbert: Participation (DQ’d for changing lanes) Would have gotten bronze

Cycling- 15K Road Race
Justin Wasil of Coweta County: Silver
Forest Bolton of Coweta County: 6th

Cycling- 5K Road Race
Justin Wasil  of Coweta County: Gold
Forest Bolton of Coweta County: Bronze

Cycling – 10K Road Race
Justin Wasil: Gold
Forest Bolton: Bronze

Tennis – Singles
Bayley Bristow of Special Pops: Gold
Brittney Hagelthorn of Special Pops: Gold
Jamie Gillispie of Special Pops: Gold

Tennis – Unified Doubles
Brittney Hagelthorn and Mandy Conner of Henry County: Bronze
Jamie Gillispie and Debbie Currie of Special Pops:  Bronze
Bayley Bristow and Valerie Mercier: Silver

Bowling – Singles
Mackenzie Green of Dalton-Whitfield County:  Silver
Tarcia Keys of Henry County: Silver

Bowling – Unified Doubles
Mackenzie Green  and Diane Green of Dalton-Whitfield County:  Fourth
Davina Ford and Tarcia Keys of Henry County:  Silver

Bowling – Unified Team
Mackenzie Green, Diane Green of Dalton-Whitfield County, Tarcia Keys and Davina Ford of Henry County: Gold

 

The Special Olympics USA Games was hosted by New Jersey June 14-21, 2014. Nearly 3,500 athletes competed in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family, friends and spectators. Click here to learn more about the 2014 USA Games.

Watch this exciting preview of the 2014 USA Games, produced by FOX Sports.

Meet Team Georgia 2014

Mackenzie and Diane Green will compete as Team Georgia’s only mother/daughter team at the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games. Click here to learn more about this bowling duo.

Tarcia Keys and Davina Ford of Henry County can’t wait to represent Team Georgia at the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games. Click here to learn more about which sport they will be competing in.

Bayley Bristow and Valerie Mercier, who have been competing as a Unified Tennis team for five years, will represent Team Georgia at the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games in New Jersey. Click here to learn more about this doubles team.

 

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