VIDEO: Celebrations in LA as Irish Special Olympics medal tally rises to 22

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Team Ireland has now won a total of 22 medals at the Special Olympics World summer games in Los Angeles.

Seven medals have been won today, in athletics, equestrian and table tennis.

15-year-old Dearbhail Savage from Armagh took gold in her section of the Equestrian competition, as did 37-year-old Dublin woman Elizabeth Mair.

Thomas Connolly from Coolaney, Co Sligo took silver while John Deevy from Kilmeadan, Co Waterford won a bronze medal.

Elsewhere, 52-year-old Frances Power from Navan, Co Meath won a gold medal in the singles section of the Table Tennis competition.

At 57, Peter Malynn is Ireland’s oldest representative at the Special Olympics World Games and there were raucous celebrations as he was presented with the Bocce gold he secured on Tuesday.

Team Ireland volunteers and supporters cheer on as Peter Malynn from Mullingar, Co Westmeath, is presented with his gold medal, for Bocce. Picture: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

Brian O’Callaghan from Special Olympics Ireland says there is plenty more action to come.

“We got another seven medals today, four gold, one silver and two bronze,” O’Callaghan said.

“They (the athletes) are doing really well just now and more to come hopefully.

“Tomorrow we’re heading for golf, badminton, basketball and bowling, there’s so much going on.”

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