International Down Syndrome Gala, held in the Kosovo capital, Pristina.

International Down Syndrome Gala, held in the Kosovo capital, Pristina.

Talented disabled swimmer Zac Lacey from the Isle of Wight took part in the first-ever Down syndrome swimming gala to be held in the Balkans — and won a medal.

The 17 year old, of Beech Grove, Ryde, was one of a 13-strong GB team among 14 countries to take part in the inaugural Kosovo International Down Syndrome Gala, held at the Temporan Swimming Club in the Kosovan capital, Pristina.

Zac, supported by the Isle of Wight Council’s talented athletes scheme and ferry company Wightlink, was one of the team’s 15 medal winners from the weekend events

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http://www.iwcp.co.uk/sport/16276273.Disabled_Isle_of_Wight_swimmer_wins_first-ever_medal_at_first_Balkans_gala/