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Meet the golden girls of the Special Olympics National Games

Swimmers Chloe Crook and Kaley Heath are two remarkable young athletes who were among the stars of the recent Special Olympics National Games, the biggest multi-sports event in the country for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Between them the pair won an incredible six gold medals.

They've been talking to our sports correspondent David Chisnall.

Three-time gold medallist Kiera Byland inspires both on and off the cycle track

Kiera Byland was one of the biggest stars to emerge from the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles.

The Bolton cyclist won three gold medals and plenty more friends at the games.

This week the 19-year-old is back on her bike at the Special Olympics GB National Games in Sheffield.

But these days she is far more than an athlete. She is a coach, public speaker and now an ambassador for the Special Olympics.

She has been speaking to ITV Granada's Mike Hall.


Cyclist Kiera Byland returns home from Special Olympics with three gold medals and plenty of new friends

Kiera Byland is back home in Bolton after winning three gold medals at her first Special Olympics. The 17-year-old cyclist was one of the stars of the games in Los Angeles. She says the highlight of the trip was making new friends from around the world. She called into the Granada Reports studio to speak to Mike Hall.

Success for North West athletes at the Special Olympics

The Special Olympic Games sees adults and children with learning difficulties compete for medals across 25 Olympic-style sports.

In the North West, our athletes have done us proud.

Special Olympics GB won 179 medals, including a fantastic 68 golds.

Among them was Bolton cyclist Kiera Byland, who won three golds of her own.

Our correspondent Ian Payne has been catching up with them in LA.

North West swimmer going for gold at the Special Olympics

Rochdale's Jamie Kelly will make history at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles later this month when he becomes the first British swimmer to compete in the open water event.

He's been speaking to our sports correspondent David Chisnall.

Bolton cyclist to take part in Special Olympics

More than 7000 athletes are heading for Los Angeles for nine inspiring days of competition.

The Special Olympics World Games will see adults and children with learning difficulties compete for medals across 25 Olympic-style sports.

Among those flying the flag for Great Britain is Bolton cyclist Kiera Byland.

Keira is raising money to set up a North West Special Olympics Cycling Hub, for more information and to donate visit their Just Giving page: