Carole Catling wins gold at Special Olympics in LA

Newtownabbey's Carole Catling took gold in the singles table tennis at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in LA.  INNT 32-675-CON
Newtownabbey's Carole Catling took gold in the singles table tennis at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in LA. INNT 32-675-CON

Newtownabbey’s Carole Catling has added to her impressive medal haul by clinching gold at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old came out on top in the table tennis singles event. Her latest win will be added to her mounting collection, having won gold at the last Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens (2011).

Carole’s win in LA was part of a double medal whammy for Ulster Team Ireland athletes, with Nuala Browne from Strabane, winning silver in 500m kayaking.

The Team Ireland medal rush shows no signs of slowing at the Games, as Day Five saw a stunning 11 medals won across various sports.

Irish athletes have now claimed a total of 33 medals in what is proving to be an immensely successful World Games.