Julianne Taylor waits for her turn at a practice at Mt. Ashland Sunday morning.

Special Olympians earn medals South Korea

Two Medford women who traveled to PyeongChang, South Korea, earlier this month for the Special Olympics Winter World Games arrived home with a handful of medals.

Chelsea Webb, a 23-year-old cross-country skier, scored two gold medals, while Julieanne Taylor, a 23-year-old snowboarder, brought home two silver medals.

Webb and Taylor competed with five other athletes from Oregon and hundreds from around the world during the event, held Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.

Webb earned a gold medal in the freestyle cross country 500 meter race, a gold in the 1 kilometer race and a silver medal in the 4 by 100 kilometer relay race.

Taylor earned silver medals in both the slalom and super G races for intermediate snowboarding and a fourth place in giant slalom.

Webb was one of 27 cross-country skiers from around the country and Taylor was one of nine snowboarders.

All five competing athletes from Oregon brought home a gold or silver medal in at least one event, according to results from Special Olympics Oregon.

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