As reported in Newcastle's Herald, Australia opened their medal tally at the inaugural Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games with two gold, two silver and two bronze medals at Hunter Sports Centre in Glendale on Monday. Alexander Davis, from Greystanes in Sydney, won the men’s 800 metres, and Kimberley Langton, from Gympie in Queensland, took out the women’s 400m to become the first gold medalist for Australia at the Games. Jasmine Williams, from South Coast Queensland, claimed silver behind Langton, and Macarthur’s Jessica Ridley took bronze. Melbourne’s Jacqueline Wischer snared bronze in another women’s 400m category. Shaun McKee, from Moreton North in Queensland, was a silver medalist in the men’s 5000m. Team Australia athletics coach Rod Nugent said it was an excellent start from his squad.
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