Cornwall's Matthew Legg wins Special Olympics gold

Matthew Legg
Legg came back from Athens with three Special Olympics medals

Cornish ten-pin bowler Matthew Legg has come back from the Special Olympic World Summer Games in Athens with three medals, despite being seriously ill.

22-year-old Legg was placed on a drip just days before his event after contracting gastroenteritis.

But he came back from his illness to be part of the Great Britain team which won gold in the event.

He also won silver in the pairs with partner Jamie Black and took bronze in the singles.

Ten-pin bowling is regarded as one of the most popular events at the games, which are held for athletes with learning difficulties.

Legg suffers from Stickler Syndrome, a genetic disease which affects his sight, hearing and posture.

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