SEATTLE — Athletes from the Garden Isle continued to add to their medal haul as the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games ended Friday.
Four athletes from Kauai joined a Hawaii team of 22, which competed against 4,000 countrywide in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports.
Kauai’s Divina Navalta won gold in the 200-meter run F10 division with a time of 30.77 seconds. Joining Naval in winning gold, Kauai’s Archie Lanning placed first in the men’s running long jump M01 division with a distance of 2.49 meters.
Also competing in the men’s running long jump, Kauai’s Kobe Iglesia won the bronze in the men’s running long jump M06 division with a distance of 2.84 meters.
Team Hawaii also placed fifth in the 4 x 100 meter relay. Kauai’s Navalta, Lanning, Iglesia and Katelin Heller ran the relay.
Also representing the state, a team from Big Island placed fifth in the basketball tournament. In soccer, and Oahu team won gold in soccer and defeated South Carolina, 5-3.