*Special Ones* : International Male Athlete of the Year

We do something a bit different this week, since we are coming to the end of the year. Instead of Athlete of the Week, we will show you the Athlete of the Year.
The International Male Athlete of the Year is : Garry Chaplin


This marks the first time in the history of the award that a Special Olympics athlete has won the award.

Chaplin was selected among 4 other nominees including National Cycling Team member Zach Bell and National Cross Country Ski Team member Graham Nishikawa.

In March 2005, Garry Chaplin won a Gold, a Silver and a Bronze medal at the Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Nagano, Japan. His accomplishments have earned him local celebrity status in and around Yukon.

After receiving his award from the President of Sport Yukon, George Arcand, Chaplin thanked all the people who helped him and supported him along the road to his success.


December 21, 2005. All, Special Ones.

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