Lynn eyes Athens gold at 2011 Special Olympics

hsb  Lynn Williams with some of her trophies.  110218M5.
hsb Lynn Williams with some of her trophies. 110218M5.

BILTON’S Lynn Williams will go for gold in Greece this week. when she steps out for the 2011 Special Olympics in Athen.

The Harrogate powerlifter was selected for Team GB earlier this year, and is hoping to return with a precious gold in several disciplines.

Having fundraised £2,000 in order to participate, Lynn, along with 214 other athletes, flew out for a week’s acclimatisation training on the island of Skiathos last week, in order to adjust to the heat.

The British squad will compete in 17 sports disciplines including aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, cycling, equestrian, football (including unified football), golf, gymnastics, judo, kayaking, powerlifting, sailing, table tennis, tennis and ten pin bowling.

The team will be accompanied by 58 volunteer coaches and support staff.