Bathurst coach helps guide figure skaters to medals at Special Olympics World Games in Austria

A Bathurst figure skating coach says it was an honour being selected and to work with athletes representing Canada at the Special Olympics World Games held in Austria last month. 

Mario Richard tells the Northern Light there were times he had tears in his eyes as he watched 18 Canadian skaters compete at the top of their game.

Canada's figure skating delegation won 24 out of a possible 25 medals.

Richard was in charge of four athletes from the Maritimes and Quebec.

(with files from the Northern Light)