Thompson Twins headed to Corner Brook

Thompson, Manitoba’s shining stars Jemiha and William Hart are Team Manitoba’s youngest athletes at 12 years old.

These two energetic twins are fun loving athletes who are super excited and proud to represent their province at the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.

Both Jemiha and William have been Special Olympics Manitoba athletes since they were seven years old. Swimming, figure skating and snowshoeing are the sports that the twins have competed in. These two active 12 year olds are interested in many things outside of sports. William enjoys riding his bike and drawing, while Jemiha enjoys climbing and camping!

The 2015 Special Olympics Manitoba Provincial Winter Games were very special to both Jemiha and William. Jemiha has very fond memories of having a lot of fun with the snowshoeing marshal Raj Phangureh. As Raj usually does at competitions, he was making Jemiha laugh and she was so happy with her overall Games experience. William also has special memories from those Games. He was very excited when a spectator threw a stuffed polar bear on the ice after his figure skating performance.

While in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, the Hart twins are looking forward to meeting new people; they have heard a lot about how people from Newfoundland are friendly. William is particularly looking forward to competing with other male figure skating athletes for the first time. Jemiha is mostly excited about running the 100 meter snowshoe race down the main street of Corner Brook.