Last updated: July 18. 2013 6:57PM - 166 Views
by STEVE LeMASTER
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RICHMOND - Floyd County is home to a two-time gold medalist. Grant Shelton, a 15-year-old from Price, captured two gold medals in the Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games held on June 2 at Eastern Kentucky University. Shelton finished first in the 100 meter and 50 meter dash events. He competed against other Special Olympians from throughout the state. The Special Olympics Kentucky Summer Games were held at Eastern Kentucky University for the 18th consecutive year. The opening ceremony included the lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron by Oana Warren and the parade of athletes. Lauren Mink, an American Idol contestant and Special Olympics Kentucky coach, sang the national anthem. Shelton is the son of Eddie and Charlotte Shelton.

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