Kentucky Special Olympian claims five medals in Abu Dhabi


ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (WTVQ)- A Special Olympian from Kentucky has won five medals at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi.

Gymnast Tonya Cornett from Lexington won two silver medals in beam and floor and three bronze in all-around, uneven bars, and vault.

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Cornett also won one silver and three bronze medals in rhythmic gymnastics at the 2003 World Summer Games in Dublin, Ireland.

Cornett and teammate Lee Dockins of Russellville started the first day of competition with a visit from Second Lady Karen Pence.

Dockins begins competing Tuesday, March 19th.