It has been an inspiration to be Amanda Church’s Special Olympics World Games sponsor, watch her training updates, and cheer her on. She has been on an incredible journey and we could not be more proud. Amanda represented the United States, finished strong at her swimming events, and showed the world what athletes with intellectual disabilities are capable of!
Olympia Moving kicked off World Games by driving Amanda and the rest of the Massachusetts World Games delegation to the airport. They were off to L.A. in style!
Amanda shared her final Special Olympics World Games update with us after the games:
Amanda’s Training Update: July 2015
Current Event Times:
I had a great time at World Games. I competed in 4 events. I competed in the 4 by 50 freestyle relay, the 100 meter Freestyle, 100 Meter Breaststroke and the 200 Meter Breaststroke. I did great at World games and had a blast. I even got the opportunity to meet Michael Phelps.
- In my 100 Meter Freestyle I got a 8th place ribbon but had a great finish time.
- In my 100 Meter Breast Stroke, I got a 5th place ribbon and also had a great time.
- In my 200 Meter Breaststroke I got the Silver Medal. I had a great time.
- In the 4 by 50 relay my team and I received the Bronze Medal. We were so excited.
Check out this video of Amanda in the 100-meter freestyle (lane 5, white cap) – look at her go!
Special Olympics Massachusetts interviewed Amanda after the race:
Congratulations, Amanda, on your medals and achievements!