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Gold for IoM at Special Olympics

The team, before they left the Isle of Man for the Summer Games

Silver won, too

The Isle of Man has its first gold and silver medals of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games.

Duncan Watterson won gold in the men's shot putt, with a throw of ten metres.

Chelsey Lewis, meanwhile, has won silver in the women's shot putt, with a distance of 3.59m.

Two more bronzes have also been won.

Gymnast Rebecca Maller won them across five disciplines, with three sixth-place finishes  

Swimmer Emily Keigwin took bronze in the 50m freestyle yesterday, the Island's first medal.

The games are currently taking place in Abu Dhabi, and feature 7,500 competitors from more than 190 countries, who are competing across 24 sports.

Seventeen Manx athletes, along with coaches and officials, are at the event.

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