A sensational Special Olympics World Winter Games concluded in Austria on March 24th, ending with a spectacular result for Team GB, who won a total of 8 gold medals. 

The final medal tally for Team GB was an impressive 8 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze.

As ambassador for Team GB, Heather would like to congratulate the 21 athletes who performed exceptionally for Britain and did us proud, as well as the athletes of every other nation that participated in the games. 

The Special Olympics World Winter Games was the biggest global disability sports event of 2017, where 3,000 athletes with special needs from 110 countries gathered to demonstrate to the world their ability and passion for sport.

Skier David Corr, who won the slalom gold medal for Great Britain, said of the experience: 'I had a fun time. Great Britain is made up of different countries; Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales, but we all made one team here.'

Special Olympics GB is the largest provider of a year-round, all ability, sports programme in Great Britain and supports over 10,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities on a continued basis.

Click here to see a breakdown of Team GB's medal count. 

To learn more about Special Olympics GB, click here