By Jay Polk - bio | email ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany has produced its share of great athletes over the years, maybe none more famous than Olympic gold medalist Alice Coachman.
Now another group of Olympians is bringing home the gold.
The Hot Shotz basketball team won gold at the Georgia Special Olympics Winter Games in Cobb County.
This is the first team from the Albany Recreation and Parks Department to win a gold medal.
In the championship, the Albany team beat one from DeKalb County and one of the team's stars told us how she helped them win the gold.
"My best part was playing good defense on number 31. She kept trying to go to the other players but I kept holding her down," said Shemeika Bromer.
Robyn Fink, Albany Recreation and Parks said, "it was absolutely inspiring to watch them practice week after week. Doing their drills and playing games and coming together as a unit as a team."
Many of the same team members are now headed to the volleyball court for the summer games which will be held at the end of May at Emory University.
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