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Gymnast from Erlanger Wins Gold Medals at Special Olympics in LA

Erlanger's Danielle Blakeney is bringing home some serious hardware from the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Blakeney won the gold medal in Ball competition, silver in ribbon, bronze in clubs, and she placed 5th in hoop.

The 24-year old also won Gold in the all-around competition.

Blakeney was also part of the gold medal-winning team in the group ball competition.

She is one of six Kentucky athletes competing in the Games. 

This is not Blakeney's first successful trip to the Games. In addition to the all-around Gold at the 2011 World Games, Blakeney won two Golds as well as a Silver and a Bronze Medal in individual events.

-Staff report

Photo: Danielle Blakeney (via Special Olympics of Kentucky)