Pitt County Man Wins Silver At Special Olympics World Games

A Pitt County Man is bringing home the silver from the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China.

Christopher Richards placed second in his heat in the 500-meter roller skating race with a time of 1 minute, 53.80 seconds.

Bo Hou of China, had a time of 1:51.31.

Fellow Pitt County resident Kathryn Frye placed fourth in her division of the women's 500-meters with a time of 1:52.31. The first-place winner was Julia Schmidt of Germany, who had a time of 1:40.02.

Frye and Richards are among 11 North Carolina athletes competing in Shanghai.

There are 7,500 athletes from 160 countries participating in the World Games.

The Pitt County residents are two of the three members of the U.S. national roller skating team.

They won their spots with strong performances at the 2006 North Carolina Special Olympics.