RI Special Olympians bring home gold from World Games

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WARWICK, R.I (WPRI) — Members of the Special Olympics USA delegation from Rhode Island came back home from Abu Dhabi with some extra hardware.

Scott Davis of Cranston and Adam Johnson of Warwick won gold in the Unified Team Competition in the Special Olympics World Games 2019. 

Johnson told Eyewitness News Davis also won silver in the singles competition and the duo finished in fourth place in doubles.

Eyewitness News caught up with Scott and Adam earlier this month as they flew out of T.F. Green Airport. Both of them were excited about their journey ahead.

“The months go by and you’re really focusing on getting better and getting ready for these games, and then it’s, you know, all your hard work’s about to pay off when you’re about to go there,” Johnson said. 

Davis is a third-generation bowler; his parents even met at a bowling alley. 

Special Olympics USA was comprised of 215 athletes, 65 coaches, and approximately 34 delegation members who support team operations. 

Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams are where people with and without intellectual disabilities compete together as teammates in basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, sailing, soccer, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball.  

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