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Paynter wins bronze medal in swimming at Special Olympics World Summer Games

Roy Paynter of Clinton won a bronze medal in the 100-metre backstroke at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi on Friday. His time was 1:34.91.
Roy Paynter of Clinton won a bronze medal in the 100-metre backstroke at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi on Friday. His time was 1:34.91. - Jason Simmonds

Next event for Clinton resident is Sunday

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

Roy Paynter can now add an international medal to his swimming resumé.

The 21-year-old from Clinton won bronze in the 100-metre backstroke at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Paynter’s time was 1:34.91.
It was the second event of the international competition for Paynter, who is Special Olympics P.E.I.’s lone athlete on Team Canada. He helped his team to a 2:32.91 showing in the 4x50-metre relay on Wednesday.

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Next up for Paynter is the 200-metre freestyle on Sunday, and he will compete in his fourth and final event – 100-metre breaststroke – on Wednesday.
Paynter was selected to represent Canada at the World Games after winning six medals at the Special Olympics Canada National Summer Games in Antigonish, N.S., in early August 2018.

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