Sunday saw Kentucky bowler Jessica Haggerty claim her second medal of the Games and the third Gold Medal of the Games for a Kentucky athlete when she teamed with Lorraine Grimm of Colorado to win their Division of the Doubles bowling Competition.
Haggerty and Grimm rolled a 639 series to defeat another American team by 43 pins. An Aruban pair claimed the Bronze Medal. Haggerty and Grimm were also both part of the American team that claimed a Silver Medal earlier in the Games in the four-person Team Competition.
Also at the bowling venue, Andrew Browning of Lexington paired with Earl Bell of Texas to place fifth in their division of the Doubles competition. Browning and Bell rolled a 726 series. It was also the second time Browning and Bell had teamed together. The pair was part of a sixth place finish in the Team competition.
Both Browning and Haggerty will have one more opportunity for a medal when they compete in Singles overnight on Monday (Eastern Time, Tuesday in Shanghai).
The Kentucky basketball team that is representing Team USA at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games couldn't hold off undefeated Serbia in their third game of the Tournament, falling 28-17.
The loss completes the round-robin portion of the Tournament., but does not drop them out of medal contention. They will enter the medal round tonight as the No. 4 seed in their division.
In other non-medal happenings, Taylor Mill runner Matt Minning was part of an American 4x400-meter relay team that posted a quick 4:32.12 time in their preliminary heat for that event. The tim was the fastest of any of the teams in their division, making them a medal favorite when the finals run on Monday night (Tuesday in Shanghai).
Minning will have his first medal opportunity of the Games when he competes in the 5,000-meter Run. Minning set a personal best time of 19:40.68 in that event earlier in the week. He is in a very difficult division and will have to run even faster to have a chance at a medal.
The Kentucky basketball team will open the Medal Round with a rematch against Serbia tonight. The winner will advance to the Gold Medal game, the loser will go on to play for the Bronze.
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