Success for local athletes in the USA

Celebrating their success are, from left Enjoying the life in the fast lane, from left ' Andrew Sinclair, Emma Stewart and Stephanie Carnegie.

Celebrating their success are, from left Enjoying the life in the fast lane, from left ' Andrew Sinclair, Emma Stewart and Stephanie Carnegie.

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Three Dundee and Angus College students are celebrating their success after competing in Los Angeles at the Special Olympics.

Andrew Sinclair, Emma Stewart and Stephanie Carnegie travelled to the US on June 4 to take part in the event, and they have now returned with a haul of medals.

The trio, who are all enrolled on special programmes at the Arbroath Campus, contributed well to the overall tally gained by the SOGB team.

Emma, who lives in Brechin, returned home with two gold medals to add to her already impressive collection.

Her first gold was for the 100 meters, and she came top for the standing long jump.

Emma also scooped two bronze medals, one in the softball competition and the second as part of the GB 4x100 meters relay team.

Andrew, who comes from Edzell, took home a bronze medal for the 4x100 meters relay.

He was also awarded three fourth placed ribbons - one for the shot putt, long jump and for the 100 meters.

Stephanie, who hails from Forfar, took home two medals. She went one better than Emma in the long jump, where she received a silver medal.

She also gained a bronze medal for the 4x100 meters relay.

Stephanie competed in the 100 meters were she was awarded a seventh placed ribbon.

The trio, who are members of the Tayside Special Olympics team, were joined on the trip by head coach Liz Martin from Arbroath and head of delegation Laura Smith.

The event saw 1,500 athletes from across the globe compete in a range of events.