Wednesday 28 September 2016

WATCH: 'I'm so proud of you, pet' - The emotional moment Irish Special Olympics athlete finds out she's won a gold medal

Published 30/07/2015 | 19:01

15 November 2014; D?arbh?il Savage, Equestrian, Saddle and Reins 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; D?arbh?il Savage, Equestrian, Saddle and Reins Special Olympics Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

This is the emotional moment one of Team Ireland's youngest members won a gold medal at the Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles.

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Ulster equestrian athlete Déarbháil Savage from Mowhan, Co. Armagh was surrounded by friends and family when she was told the good news.

This video from media volunteer Niamh Withers perfectly sums up the emotion and excitement for our athletes, families and volunteers at World Games.

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