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Wrangell Olympian earns three golds at state summer games


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Parents Holly and Clay Hammer celebrate with their son Carter, who added three more gold medals to his collection last weekend at the Alaska Special Olympics Summer Games. His second year participating, the swimmer now has six to his name.

A Wrangell boy earned three more medals at his second showing at the Special Olympics Summer Games, held last weekend in Anchorage.

A swimmer, Carter Hammer competed in a total of four events. For individual events he competed in the 25-yard butterfly, the 50-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle, finishing first in two. Coach Bruce McQueen reported Hammer had competed in the 50-yard freestyle relay as part of a combined team with other Ketchikan swimmers, edging out a Juneau team for gold medals.

"Last year was Carter's first year at Special Olympics, and we stayed pretty conservative wit...

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