Langley athlete Josh Low proudly showed the gold medal he won in the 25-metre backstroke at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Langley athlete was golden at world games

Swimmer Josh Low brought home gold from the Special Olympics World Games.

Langley Special Olympics athlete Josh Low is back from Los Angeles with a gold medal – and memories that will last a lifetime.

A swimmer, Josh grabbed the first gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games when he won the 25-metre backstroke on July 26.

Josh’s time in that race was his personal best.

He also placed fifth in his 25m freestyle, while he and his teammates on Canada’s 4 x 25m relay team swam to fourth.

“Joshua was thrilled with his experience at World Games,” his dad Paul related. “The atmosphere at the games was intense and the people of L.A. were very welcoming. He is thrilled to be bringing home a gold medal and very proud of the fact that it was the first gold medal of the games. He looks forward to continuing to work hard at his swimming so he can continue to represent Langley well. The whole experience was wonderfully inclusive and inspirational.”

Josh was one of three Special Olympics athletes from Langley who competed in L.A.

Playing for Canada’s basketball team were Alastair Singh and Matthew Williams.

Team Canada placed fourth, dropping a hard-fought 39-33 decision to Belgium in the bronze medal game on July 31.

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