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Student thrives at dwarf olympics

Azura Gutierrez, Staff Writer

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Sophomore Gavin Su recently competed in the Canadian Dwarf Olympic. He started playing sports when he was three years old in his preschool soccer league.  While in elementary and middle school, he started to play baseball and flag football. Around this time he also started playing other sports such basketball, soccer and swimming with the Little People of America. He has competed on a national level in swimming, track and field, basketball, flag football and volleyball at the annual Dwarf Athletic Association of America competitions. His competitions occur at the National Little People of America Conventions.

Susan Larkin, Gavin’s mother, states, “Gavin has always been enthusiastic about competing in his sports which leads him to practice more often.”

Over the summer, Gavin won 10 medals at the competition, including 2 silver medals in swim, 1 silver in javelin, 1 silver in discus throw, 3 bronze in running, 1 bronze in volleyball, and 1 bronze in soccer.

When it comes to practice, his coaches sent the athletes instructions in how to workout for their sports, so he did the workouts that they requested. Throughout the school year Gavin practices basketball and badminton in his free time. During the school year Gavin is on the wrestling and tennis Branham teams.

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