Zachary Poston: Gold Medal
Zachary Poston, 17, who has a mild form of autism, first won four gold medals in the Special Olympics Maryland State Summer Games at Towson University in June. He was then chosen as the only swimmer from Maryland to represent the United States in the 10-day World Summer Games, which featured more than 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from approximately 180 different countries.
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Special Olympics swimmer Zachary Poston
Zachary Poston, a rising senior at Laurel High, practices his freestyle stroke at the Laurel Municipal Pool July 21. Poston won a gold medal in 400-meter freestyle at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece.