Special Olympic athletes bring home 9 medals

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Nine medals were won between four amazing athletes at the Special Olympics World Games.

The games were held in Los Angeles, where the athletes competed against over 6,500 athletes from 165 different countries.

The games began on July 25 and they concluded on August 2 and was the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in the world capital for media and entertainment in 2015.

New Mexico was represented by two Rhythmic gymnasts, Rebecca Amador and Jeannie Garris. There were only four Rhythmic gymnast from the U.S. Amador won two Gold Medals and one Bronze, while Garriss won one Bronze Medal, one Silver Medal and three Gold Medals, one of which was for the All-Around event. Amador and Garriss joined the KRQE This Morning team to talk about their experience. Watch above.

New Mexico was also represented by Special Olympics Golfer Matthew Scates and his teammate without disability Todd Phillips. The team won a Bronze medal in team play.

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