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Video: Ireland's Youngest Special Olympian Wins Gold Live On Air, And It's Magical

Conor O'Leary
By Conor O'Leary
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Ireland is having a wonderful Special Olympics in Los Angeles this year, with a massive 22 medals being won by Irish athletes after just four days so far. We've seen some magnificent photos of joy so far from some of the Irish athletes, but it was 14-year-old Dearbhail Savage produced one of the moments of the Special Olympics so far.

The teenager from Claddy in Co. Armagh was competing in the equestrian event in L.A. this morning. She was happy and confident after her ride, but while the results of the competition were being processed, Dearbhail appeared on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM.


Another big day at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, with #TeamIreland securing 7 more medals, bringing the tally to 22. This video from media volunteer Niamh Withers perfectly sums up the emotion & excitement for our athletes, families & volunteers at World Games - see the moment Ulster's Déarbháil Savage from Armagh found out she had won a Gold medal earlier today, whilst speaking to Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show. #LA2015 Special Olympics Ireland

Posted by Special Olympics Ulster on Thursday, 30 July 2015

We're lucky that the results were coming as Savage was being interviewed, and the reaction to her winning gold will warm your heart on this cold Irish morning.



Big congratulations to Dearbhail and all of the athletes at the games from us.

See Also: Team Ireland Wins 4 Medal In Just 2 Days At The Special Olympics
See Also: Team Ireland Reveled In The Atmosphere At The Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

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