Meet Team Wisconsin Athlete, Peter Liu

March 27, 2014

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) selected Peter Liu of  Madison as one of 62 athletes to represent Team Wisconsin at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in Princeton, New Jersey on June 14-21, 2014. Wisconsin athletes will compete in athletics, aquatics, bocce, bowling, flag football, gymnastics, powerlifting and volleyball.

Liu has competed in SOWI aquatics, basketball, tennis and snow shoeing for the past five years. His greatest sports accomplishment was winning a gold medal for the 100 meter breast stroke and a silver medal for the 100m individual medley at the State Summer Games in Stevens Point.

According to Liu, Special Olympics has helped him improve his sports skills, self confidence, concentration and overall quality of life. Liu is thrilled to compete at the 2014 USA Games and is proud to represent the State of Wisconsin. 

He will compete in aquatics and will be one of 86 delegates representing Team Wisconsin at the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey. When he’s not competing or training, Liu enjoys working at Office Depot as a Floor Associate and playing classical music.

SOWI will host an official training camp for Team Wisconsin athletes on May 17-18, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The 2014 USA Games will showcase the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport, and celebrate the transformative power of Special Olympics. A total of 3,500 athletes, 1,000 coaches and delegates, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 spectators will attend.   
Sports competition will be held at venues throughout Mercer County, New Jersey, including Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Mercer County Park and several area private schools. There will be ample opportunities for supporters across the state to show their spirit and join the team through volunteerism, donations and attendance.  For more information or to learn more about how you can support a local athlete, visit 

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