Lee-on-the-Solent residents are going for gold

BIG DAY Adults with learning disabilities from Lee-on-the-Solent took part in a mini-Olympics event
BIG DAY Adults with learning disabilities from Lee-on-the-Solent took part in a mini-Olympics event

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DRESSED as their favourite Olympic heroes, a group of adults with learning disabilities took home the gold at their own sports event.

Residents at the Victoria Square home in Lee-on-the-Solent showed their sporting prowess at a mini-Olympics event at an army barracks in Bordon.

DRESSED UP Christine Watson as Britannia

DRESSED UP Christine Watson as Britannia

The team went head-to-head with people from other homes run by Sanctuary Supported Living in the area.

They dressed up as judo stars, boxers and weightlifters to take part in their own opening ceremony.

Then they took part in a quiz and games including an egg and spoon race, foam javelin, discus, archery with foam arrows and an obstacle relay.

The manager of the Lee-on-the-Solent home Lesley Senior said: ‘It was a brilliant day and after winning in 2009, 2010 and scooping silver last year, the residents were over the moon to bring home the gold again.

‘They all really enjoyed the games and showed great team spirit, cheering everybody else on.

‘There was an exciting atmosphere and everybody put so much effort in and felt very patriotic.

‘The atmosphere in the home when we got the outfits out ready and they could see everything coming together was one of sheer excitement.’