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Jamie Trowsdale proudly wears the bronze medal he won in the 1,500-metre race at the 2014 Special Olympics National Summer Games in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday.
Wins bronze medal at Special Olympics Canada National Summer Games
It’s a case of been there, done that for P.E.I Special Olympian Jamie Trowsdale of Charlottetown.
Trowsdale won a bronze medal in the 1,500-metre race at the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games on Wednesday.
“It feels good to win a medal,” said Trowsdale, who is competing in his fifth Special Olympics Canada National Games, and has “at least a dozen medals at home.”
However, standing on the podium and receiving a medal never gets old for Trowsdale, 38. He calls his most recent bronze-medal performance a career highlight.
“It is because I wanted to medal in this distance,” said Trowsdale, who has been involved with Special Olympics programs for 25 years. “I started at my own pace. I tried to keep up, but some of them were too fast and I finished strong.”
Trowsdale said two Olympic bobsled gold-medallists from Prince Edward Island – Summerside native Heather Moyse and Charlottetown native Dave (Eli) MacEachern) – are his role models, and both have had big impacts on his career.
No doubt Moyse and MacEachern would be very proud of the countless hours of hard work Trowsdale put in to prepare for Vancouver. His weekly training program consisted of a session with coach Jodi Harper at UPEI, and jogging around Charlottetown four times a week.