QAC student scoops gold medal at Special Olympics GB's first National Winter Games

We are delighted to inform that Daniel, one of our Creative Media students, came first in the Giant Slalom event, and fourth overall in alpine skiing at the recent Special Olympics GB National Winter Games held in Italy.

Daniel skiing on the slopes

Located in Folgaria, in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige, the week-long competition provided 73 athletes with the opportunity to participate in alpine skiing and ice-skating competitions.

Daniel, who is currently in his second year at QAC, has been skiing for over 10 years through Special Olympics Great Britain, the largest provider of sports training and competition for children and adults with an intellectual disability, and he has enjoyed competing in winter sports overseas on a number of occasions, as well as over fifty regional ski competitions in the UK.

Following on from his success in Italy, Daniel also competed in a regional Special Olympics Ski competition held in Brentwood, Essex on the 28 April, winning a gold and silver medal in the process. 

Well done, Daniel - everyone at QAC is very proud of you and your amazing achievements!