Saturday 10 December 2016

Basketball - Michelle Stynes

Published 17/07/2015 | 15:32

15 November 2014; Michelle Stynes, Basketball, Palmerstown Wildcats Special Olympics Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
15 November 2014; Michelle Stynes, Basketball, Palmerstown Wildcats Special Olympics Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Ahead of the Special Olympics in LA next month, we are profiling all of our athletes taking part.

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NAME: Michelle Stynes

AGE: 36

SPORT COMPETITION AT GAMES:   Basketball

CLUB DETAILS:     Palmerstown Wildcats

QUESTIONS:

1) WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE AN ATHLETE WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND?

I think it is great to be picked for the World Games and to make new friends.

2) WHAT ARE YOUR SPORTS AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH YOUR CLUB?

Swimming for seven years and basketball for four years.

3) WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING AND PREPARATION ARE YOU DOING FOR THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?

Basketball, swimming and walking.

4) HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WERE SELECTED TO REPRESENT YOUR CLUB AND COUNTRY AT THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?

I felt delighted.

5) WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY ABOUT YOUR TIME WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS?

Making new friends and getting to know them.

6) FINALLY, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF (HOBBIES, PASTIMES ETC) AND YOUR FAMILY?

My hobby is walking Lucy my little dog every day; basketball; swimming; reading and going out with friends. I have two sisters. I have a named Bubble and a guinea pig called Rocky.

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