Texas’ only member of the USA delegation was tabbed with six points in Level 3 Figure Skating on Thursday; The Plano native will receive his ribbon at Friday morning’s Awards Ceremony.

March 23, 2017 | Updated: January 29, 2019

By Steve Helm

GRAZ, AUSTRIA – Texas’ lone Special Olympics World Games competitor Ian Rawn (Plano, Texas) placed 4th in the Figure Skating Competition on Thursday at Ice Stadium Graz-Liebenau. Rawn will officially be presented with his ribbon during Friday morning’s Awards Ceremony.

“Ian is so grateful for the experience and will return to the U.S. a different person – more poised, mature, wise and understanding, and with friendships around the globe,” said Cinde Rawn, Ian’s mother.

Through compulsory and free skate events in the Level 3 division for male figure skaters ages 22-34, Rawn earned six points, enough to edge Kazakhstan’s Medet Rassuliyev, who was tabbed with a fifth place score of 7.5.

Fellow American Allan Lohr (West Palm Beach, Fla.) earned bronze with a score of 4.5. Taking home the gold medal was Russia's Ruslan Talanov (1.5), while Great Britain’s Calum Titmus claimed silver (3).

More about Ian Rawn here.

Results

First name

Last name

 

Nation

Score

Rank

Ruslan

Talanov

 

Russia

1.5

1

Calum

Titmus

 

Great Britain

3

2

Allan

Lohr

 

USA

4.5

3

Ian

Rawn

 

USA

6

4

Medet

Rassuliyev

 

Kazakhstan

7.5

5

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