Local athletes hit podium at Special Olympics

Erin Thom, Roxana Podrasky and Jonathon Robins capture medals at World Winter Games in Austria.

Erin Thom

Erin Thom

Three Cranbrook athletes have reached the podium at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria this past week.

Roxana Podrasky, Jonathon Robins and Erin Thom have been competing in skiing events, and all three have won medals.

Podrasky captured a gold in the Alpine Intermediate Slalom with a race time of 1:28.92 and a silver in the Alpine Intermediate Giant Slalom with a time of 2:34.42.

Robins captured a bronze in the Alpine Intermediate Giant Slalom with a time of 2:03.0 and another bronze in the Alpine Intermediate Slalom with a time of 1:21.0

Thom captured a pair of silver medals in the Alpine Advanced Giant Slalom with a time of 1:02.04 and the Advanced Giant Slalom with a time of 1:40.5

The event will wrap up on March 25.

Special Olympics is a worldwide movement of people, which establishes a new world of inclusion and community, where each individual is accepted and included, irrespective of their abilities or disabilities. We help to make the world  better, healthier and more joyful.