NC gymnast wins Gold at Special Olympics World Games

Posted June 28, 2011

—  A North Carolina gymnast won two gold medals during the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday. 

Monica Hernandez won gold for her all-around and high beam routines. She captured silver for the uneven bars and vault, and won bronze for the floor exercise. 

She competed two days after she developed a small fracture in her foot while practicing.

The World Summer Games continues through Saturday. 


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  • dlemory8224 Jul 8, 2011

    This should of been in the headlines. This is such an accomplishment for such a wonderful young woman from our state. This is just an example how the news is more focused on whats wrong in the world instead of sharing the good as openly. Congratulations Monica!!!

  • lakeyk1 Jul 7, 2011

    Congratulations!!!!! Your dedication to training and performance is powerful. Keep persuing your dreams, believing in yourself and your talents...never give up. Please support the Special Olympic Organizations.....God Bless. lakeyk1

  • nano Jul 6, 2011

    Go, Monica!! Congrats! We're glad you represented NC, and Mike's right: this should be at top of page.

  • americangirl Jul 6, 2011

    Congratulations, what a proud moment for this beautiful young lady and her parents!

  • michaelsullivan Jul 5, 2011

    i really feel that this should have been posted at the top of the page this is a really big accomplishment and i think the special olympics should get more recongnition or atleast when we win a gold our news should feel it is important enough to post at the top of the page, not in the same section as the nc symphony meets it funraising target I mean raelly guys come on. WELL CONGRATULATIONS MONICA THIS IS AN AWSOME ACCOMPLISHMENT

  • dmccall Jul 5, 2011

    woohoo!! Great job!

  • Stand-In-The-Door Jun 30, 2011

    Good for you Monica. All these special Olympians are gold medalists in my opinion.

  • jungleflu Jun 30, 2011

    Great Job

  • kannr Jun 30, 2011

    Congratulations and what a trip of a lifetime!

  • justlistentome Jun 29, 2011

    Congratulations! Way to go!