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DFW's Ian Rawn Places 4th at Special Olympics World Games in Austria
Special Olympics Texas

March, 2017

Texas’ lone Special Olympics World Games competitor Ian Rawn (Plano, Texas) placed 4th in the Figure Skating Competition on Thursday at Ice Stadium Graz-Liebenau. Rawn will officially be presented with his ribbon during Friday morning’s Awards Ceremony.

“Ian is so grateful for the experience and will return to the U.S. a different person – more poised, mature, wise and understanding, and with friendships around the globe,” said Cinde Rawn, Ian’s mother.

Through compulsory and free skate events in the Level 3 division for male figure skaters ages 22-34, Rawn earned six points, enough to edge Kazakhstan’s Medet Rassuliyev, who was tabbed with a fifth place score of 7.5.

Fellow American Allan Lohr (West Palm Beach, Fla.) earned bronze with a score of 4.5. Taking home the gold medal was Russia’s Ruslan Talanov (1.5), while Great Britain’s Calum Titmus claimed silver (3). 

More about Ian Rawn here. 

Results

First name

Last name

 

Nation

Score

Rank

Ruslan

Talanov

 

Russia

1.5

1

Calum

Titmus

 

Great Britain

3

2

Allan

Lohr

 

USA

4.5

3

Ian

Rawn

 

USA

6

4

Medet

Rassuliyev

 

Kazakhstan

7.5

5

 

About Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria 2017
Every two years, Special Olympics holds its flagship event, the World Games, demonstrating sports excellence, which promotes equality, respect and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities around the world. Transcending the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion, the world will come together to celebrate inclusion around the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Schladming-Rohrmoos and Ramsau, Austria 14 March – 25 March 2017. More than 2,700 athletes and 1,000 coaches representing 107 countries, along with 10,000 volunteers and thousands more spectators, will participate in and watch exciting sports and community events. This is the second time Austria has hosted the World Winter Games, having also staged the event in 1993. Sports featured are Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Floor Hockey, Floorball, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, and Stick Shooting. For more information on the 2017 Special Olympics World Games, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.austria2017.org and on social on Facebook, and Twitter. 

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexasfb.com/SpecialOlympicsTXyoutube.com/specialolympicstexas


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