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Athletes representing Dumfries and Galloway at the Special Olympics in Bath are off to a great start after picking up medals on day one.
The first team gold came from 13-year-old Hayden Keir from Annan, who won the standing long jump, closely followed by Katy Turner from Moffat who picked up gold in the 100m walk.
Joel Smith from Annan won a bronze in the standing long jump and Emma Crossley from Closeburn and Stuart Slott from Annan picked up two silvers in the 25m Freestyle.
The finals medals came from the young Boccia Team of Harriet David, Chrsitian Mason and Morgan Deer of Annan Academy who won bronze.
The football team also made a good start with a draw and a win in their team round-robin competition.
Athletes representing Dumfries and Galloway are on their way to Bath for the 2013 Special Olympic Games.
The 33 competitors and coaches have spent months preparing for the Games, which begin tomorrow.
Thousands of people with learning disabilities are taking part, and those who do well will qualify for the World Special Olympics in Los Angeles in 2015.
Watch our video below to see competitors from Dumfries and Galloway during their final preparations, along with coach Sandra Proudfoot:
Athletes representing Dumfries and Galloway at the 2013 Special Olympics are about to set off for Bath.
The 33 competitors and coaches have been training for months and hope to come away with plenty of medals.
The Games start tomorrow.
Athletes across the region are preparing for the Special Olympics national games next week.
The competition is being held in Bath, and thousands of people with learning disabilities will take part.
Those who do well will qualify for the World Special Olympics in Los Angeles in 2015.
Frances Read's full report is below.
The Dumfries and Galloway team have been training for months, and the athletes are now ready for action:
Sandra Proudfoot is the head of delegation for the Dumfries and Galloway team, and she is confident that her team can pick up medals: