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Late Night at the World Summer Games-Oct. 5

Kentucky Claims another medal and narrowly misses one more
 

Friday was a very busy day for Kentucky athletes in Shanghai, with one Kentuckian bringing home the delegation's third medal of the 2007 World Summer Games and another falling just short of capturing his second medal of the Games.

Elizabethtown bowler Jessica Haggerty was part of a U.S. Team that claimed a Silver Medal at in the Team Bowling competition at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games underway in Shanghai, China. It was the first event of three at the Games for Haggerty, 30.

Andrew Browning
Lexington bowler Andrew Browning readies to pick up a spare at the 2007 World Summer Games .

Haggerty teamed with bowlers from Colorado, North Dakota and New Jersey to bowl a three-game series of 1,349, finishing 68 pins behind the Gold Medal team from China and just 16 pins ahead of Bronze Medallists Ireland.

Haggerty has two more medal opportunities at the Games. She bowls next on Oct. 7 (overnight Oct. 6 EDT) in the Doubles competition and closes out the Games with the Singles event on Oct. 9.

At the pool, LaGrange Special Olympics Swimmer Kyle Gathof placed fourth today in the 50-meter Freestyle at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games underway in Shanghai, China. Gathof, 28, posted a time of 0:37.43, just :00.23 seconds out of the Bronze Medal slot.

Gathof was looking for his second medal of the Games after earning a Silver in the 4x50-meter Freestyle Relay yesterday.

In other bowling action, Lexington bowler Andrew Browning was part of a U.S. Team that placed sixth in its division of the Team Bowling competition at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games underway in Shanghai, China. It was the first event of three at the Games for Browning, 19.

Browning teamed with bowlers from Utah and Texas to bowl a three-game series of 1,235.

Browning has two more medal opportunities at the Games. He bowls next on Oct. 7 (overnight Oct. 6 EDT) in the Doubles competition and closes out the Games with the Singles event on Oct. 9.

Brent Belcher
Basketball Head Coach Brent Belcher diagrams a play for the Kentucky basketball team during their game against Tunisia.

The Kentucky basketball team that is representing Team USA at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games fell in its first official game of the tournament, losing 22-9 to Tunisia. The team is made up of seven players from the Bowling Green area and two from Owensboro.

The tournament is a round-robin format to determine seeding for the medal round.

In other non-medal happenings, Lexington swimmer Megan McCormick swam a time of 1:38.20 in her preliminary heat for the 100-meter Freestyle and followed that with a 0:55.0 in her preliminaries for the 50-meter Butterfly. Taylor Mill runner Matt Minning set a personal best with a 19:40.68 in his preliminary for the 5,000-meter Run.

Overnight on Oct. 5

Lee Dockins
Lee Dockins

Both Kentucky swimmers will complete their competition at he Games as Gathof will swim the 100-meter Freestyle finals and McCormick will swim both the 100-meter Free and the 50-meter Butterfly. All are afternoon events Shanghai time (will start shortly after 1:30 am tonight EDT)

The basketball team will be inaction again against Great Britain with that game beginning at 1:45 am Eastern Time (12:45 am Central).

Gymnast Lee Dockins will see her first action of the Games participating in the Artistic Gymnastics preliminaries.

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