2007 World Games in China
Wisconsin athletes arrive home from the World Games in China
Three athletes from Wisconsin joined nearly 400 athletes representing the United States as Team USA at the recent 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China.
Team USA-Wisconsin congratulates Maren Meister of St. Croix Falls, Tim Maloney of Wauwatosa and Christopher Jenkins of Kaukauna as they recently returned their 19-day venture to China.
Not only did the athletes spend a few days living the Chinese culture as they adjusted to the time change, but they also experienced a Special Olympics Opening Ceremony like no other, including a major fireworks show and honored guests such as basketball star Yao Ming, actor Colin Farrell, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more. The highlight was the arrival of the Flame of Hope™ which lit the cauldron after traveling around the globe for months to kick off the games
Following their sports competitions and awards ceremonies, the Closing Ceremony ended the world event with another spectacular fireworks show and countless acts of singing, dancing and a welcome by from USA's own state of Idaho as they carry the torch for the upcoming World Winter Games in 2009.
Thank you to Miller Reach for sponsoring Team USA-Wisconsin in the 2007 World Summer Games in China.
- Maren Meister
Bowling Doubles - 5th Place
Bowling Singles - 4th Place
Bowling Team - 6th Place
- Tim Maloney
Athletics 400M Walk - 2nd Place Silver
Athletics 800M Walk - 1st Place Gold
- Christopher Jenkins
Golf 18 Hole - 1st Place Gold
World Games Links
- Read athlete news and competition results
- Visit the Team USA website for photos and stories
- Visit the official World Summer Games in China website
- Read Chief Lisa Walter's Blog from the LETR Final Leg in China
Timothy Maloney and Deb Moore-Gruenloh at Athletics Competition
Timothy Maloney competing in the 800M Walk
Christopher Jenkins competing in 18-hole golf
Christopher Jenkins at golf competition
Maren Meister and supporters during bowling competition
Timothy Maloney and Deb Moore-Gruenloh at the Opening Ceremonies
Christopher Jenkins (in the middle with baseball hat) and other Team USA athletes wave goodbye from the LA International Airport
Maren Meister conducts a TV interview
Tim Maloney shows off some Chinese currency