72-year-old Midlothian woman wins gold at the Special Olympics

Posted at 11:24 PM, Jul 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-27 23:25:43-04

LOS ANGELES — The oldest Team USA competitor at this year’s Special Olympic Games has won gold.

72-year-old Mary Davis of Midlothian, who lost several fingers in an accident, won gold in the team bocce event at this year’s games in Los Angeles.

Bocce involves rolling out target ball, which is called a pallino. Each team rolls one bocce ball towards the pallino, and the team that loses that round of the contest then has to roll all its bocce balls close to the pallino.

Davis even received some love from SportsCenter Monday.



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