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Special Olympian from Columbia strikes gold in Athens

Special Olympian from Columbia strikes gold in Athens

As an employee in the video game department at Best Buy, Columbia's Randi Penenburgh has played plenty of sports games on the Nintendo Wii and similar systems. But unlike most video game players, Penenburgh has done much more than just compete in a virtual arena. In fact, she has competed at an international level. Penenburgh recently took part in the Special Olympics World Summer Games June 25-July 4 in Athens, Greece, and won a gold medal July 1 in the bench press. While her winning lift of 45 pounds may not seem like a lot, consider that at around 75 pounds, Penenburgh was the lightest athlete in the competition, and lifted more than half of her body weight. "I just got into...

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