Fun day for special athletes as the spirit of London 2012 lives on
2:28pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
The spirit of London 2012 came to Sutton on Tuesday with the CMG athletics championships.
More than 200 competitors with learning disabilities descended on the David Weir leisure centre in Cheam Road from all corners of the country.
They competed in a range of sports including sumo wrestling, high and long jump, and a 50m obstacle wheelchair race.
Goldie Sayers, a double Olympian, and Olivia Breen, a Paralympic bronze medallist over 100m, were on hand to dish out 186 medals in front of more than 500 spectators.
The mayor of Sutton, councillor Sean Brennan, said: “It was a great day, and I must commend CMG for such a fantastic initiative.
“It was a wonderful celebration of the sporting abilities of those with learning disabilities. “The weather was perfect and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”
Sprinter: Alex takes on the 100m
Nearing the finish line: Cossima in the 100m sprint
Focussed: Robert in the discus event
Fast-mover: Darren in the 400m
Tips: Eddie is shown the best way to do things in the bean bag throw
Getting there: Ingrid in the 400m
On three wheels: Deji in the cycling event
Out of here: Reece launches off in the long-jump
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