Among many athletes who are competing at the Special Olympics, we found Gitte Van De Poel and Dries Vangeel.View Story ▼Among many athletes who are competing at the Special Olympics, we found Gitte Van De Poel and Dries Vangeel. These two Belgian athletes have found each other and are together since the 3th of August. They've known each other since primary school. Gitte only lives a few houses away from Dries. “It means a lot for us to be able to participate here together. We support each other through thick and thin,” Dries says. “We brought our cell phones to the Games so we can tell each other about our performances.” Gitte will be participating in the aquatics competition, while Dries will be competing in the badminton competition. In the near future Dries also wants to make the swimming team for the next Special Olympics games. That way he can spend even more time with his girlfriend.
Dries puts all his efforts in making Gitte proud of him. He wants to go to the World Summer Games one day. In order to achieve his dream he trains four hours per week.
About Emilie Bruynbroeck:I am a volunteer contributor at the media desk in Antwerp Expo. I study journalism.View less ▲