Mary's Set to Bowl for Australia!


After 27 years of training and competing in ten pin bowling, Mai-Wel participant, Mary, is excited to wear the green and gold as she competes at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi this March.

Her weekly training at Rutherford Super Strike has set her up for success on the competition circuit and she has a swag of medals to show for her hard work, but her past success doesn’t mean she isn’t surprised to be selected to compete on the international level. 

“You just don’t think you are going to be picked to bowl for Australia,” says Mary who is one of just 12 bowling competitors selected for the Australian team. 

Additional to the experience of competing internationally, Mary is looking forward to doing some site seeing across the city and nearby Dubai with her sister and friends who are making the trip to cheer her on during the competition.   

Good luck Mary! With a top score of 146, we think she is well in for a shot at gold! 

The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi will be held from 14th to 21st March 2019, involving over 7,000 competitors representing 190 nations in 24 sports. The Special Olympics World Games are held every two years.

To follow the games as they happen, click here to visit the official Special Olympics World Games website.

Incredibly, we have another Mai-Wel participant competing at the Games! To read about James and his journey to his first international football competition, click here.

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