Swift Current city council was graced with Olympic gold last night.

This medal was brought to Swift Current city council by Harold Robinson, who through Special Olympics Saskatchewan, was able to win gold in bowling during the 2024 Special Olympics Canada National Games. 

He was joined by his Coach Lynda Lemay, along with friends and family who came out to show their support at the city council.

​ Harold and Lynda laugh about the cold Calgary weather together. ​ Harold and Lynda laugh about the cold Calgary weather together. 

"It feels very good (to show off the gold)," said Robinson. "With all the athletes who went everywhere, it feels wonderful."

Haroldson had been preparing for the games even while holding down his full-time job at Boston Pizza. His efforts paid off though, as he is the second person from Swift Current to bring home gold from the Special Olympics, following in the footsteps of Tyler Servant

While he had fun in Calgary during the games, Robinson revealed it wasn't all a walk of roses. 

"I had a blast," said Robinson. "Except Calgary was cold."

Jokes aside, he was very appreciative of the experience, of his coaches, and of his family for showing their support. His sister and his brother both came out to Calgary to cheer him on, encouraging him to do his best. 

"My sister was with me all the way," he said. "I got a brother who lives out in Red Deer, and he was down to watch me do the bowling."

Robinson isn't just a highly skilled bowler. He is also an accomplished baseball player, swimmer, and floor hockey player. When asked about a potential second gold medal in any of these sports, he was optimistic. 

"Maybe floor hockey down the road," said Robinson. 

For now, Robinson enjoyed the chance to share his experience with city council and plans to keep his training up in swimming currently. He even departed city council to resume his swim training immediately after finishing his media interviews.