HE’S AN ATHLETE WITH EXCEPTIONAL SKILLS ON THE ICE AND NOW HE HAS BEEN GIVEN AN EXCEPTIONAL HONOR. HE IS THE ONLY ATHLETE FROM THE CHICAGO AREA INVITED TO COMPETE IN THIS YEAR’S SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES BUT DANA KOZLOV CAUGHT UP WITH HIM RINGSIDE. Reporter: INSIDE THE SPORTSCENTER 24-YEAR-OLD HITS THE ICE ONE LAST TIME BEFORE HEADING TO THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD WINTER GAMES AS A SPEEDSKATER. THE COMMUNITY AND HIS MOM BEHIND HIM 100% IT’S SUPER EXCITING. SHE LOVES SEEING HER SON WHO HAS AUTISM AND HIS NONVERBAL FLY AROUND THE ICE. OR HIM TO BE OUT ON THE ICE, HE IS FREE. HE’S THE ONLY CHICAGO AND INVITED TO COMPETE IN THE SPECIAL OLYMPIC WORLD GAMES USING HIS NOVA CHAT, WE TALK ABOUT THAT. TO FEEL YOU’RE READY? I HAVE BEEN TRAINING VERY HARD ALL YEAR. PITCH — HIS COACH IS EQUALLY EXCITED. YOU WILL SEE WITH SOME INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM THEY DO NOT LIKE TO BE TOUCHED. IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO READ THEIR EMOTIONS. WITH TOMMY, HE TRUSTS ME COMPLETELY. COACH AND MOM HOPE THE TRUST AND TRAINING PAY OFF IN AUSTRIA NEXT WEEK. WIN OR LOSE, MOM WILL BE THERE. NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME IN MY LIFE. WATCHING HIM BE OUT THERE AND COMPETE THERE WILL BE A BIG NEIGHBORHOOD SENDOFF TOMORROW MORNING AT MOUNT GREENWOOD PARK. HE IS JOINING OTHER WORLD ATHLETES LATER THIS WEEKEND. WE WILL BE ROOTING FOR HIM TOO. IT’S NICE TO SEE THESE

Chicago Skater Going To Special Olympics World Games
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  • March 12, 2017 at 6:17 am
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    👌 Congratulations, Tommy! Good luck! ☺

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