Local athlete brings home three gold medals
Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:58PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 10, 2018 11:36AM EDT
An athlete from Sudbury just returned home from representing Ontario at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Josee Seguin's third time attending nationals was a treat. Previously, she had a chance to compete in swimming events for two years.
This time she competed in power lifting.
Living with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a vision impairment didn’t stop her from bringing home three gold medals
And, because she did so well, Seguin might have the chance to attend the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi next march.
"It's nice to know that I have a possibility of going for because nobody from Sudbury has ever been to worlds," said Sequin.
Coach Emma Leger is not surprised at all by how Seguin did at nationals. She calls her a resilient athlete.
"We've had a few setbacks with a few injuries and a few tweaks here and there and her ability to recover after that and you know physiologically has been a huge advantage for her. She's also is very dedicated to what she is doing. So she's eating the right things, she's coming to the gym you know Two to three times a week and we're getting all of our lifts in and it's very repetitive the nature of the sport but she comes every single time ready to work, " said Leger
Seguin says she should find out in a few weeks if she will be going to worlds. In the meantime, she's already back in the gym preparing for whatever comes next.