NC gymnast wins Gold at Special Olympics World Games

Posted June 28, 2011 5:03 p.m. EDT

—  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.