Roy Paynter will return home from the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi with multiple medals.
After winning a bronze in the 100-metre backstroke on Friday, the 21-year-old son of Brian and Sarah Paynter of Clinton captured a gold medal in the 200-metre freestyle on Sunday, stopping the clock in 2:55.70.
Paynter, the lone Special Olympics P.E.I. athlete with Team Canada, also helped his team to a 2:32.91 performance in the 4x50-metre relay on Wednesday. His time in the 100-metre backstroke was 1:34.91.
Paynter’s final event of the World Games will be the 100-metre breaststroke on Wednesday, March 20.
Paynter earned a spot with Team Canada by winning six medals at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada National Summer Games in Antigonish, NS., in early August.