ABC7 Chicago Salutes: Patrick McCarthy
February 16, 2013 (WLS) -- ABC7 Chicago Salutes Special Olympian Patrick McCarthy.
The 23-year-old Oak Park native has just returned home from the Special Olympics World Games in Korea. The speed skater competed in at least 3 distances, winning a gold medal, bronze medal, and fourth-place finish.
Those who know McCarthy say he should be recognized for having good sportsmanship -- a lesson he has learned.
"Over the years, he has come to understand that competition is not just about winning, but about doing your best," says Bill McCarthy, the skater's father.
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