Topekan takes home the Gold at Special Olympics

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(WIBW) --   A talented Topeka golfer we told you about last month, is bringing home the Gold!

Aaron Gudenkauf took the podium as the top golfer at the Special Olympics World Games in the United Arab Emirates. Aaron and partner Mitchell Hinrichs played four nine-hole rounds for the competition.

The two played against countries like Macau, Austria, and Zimbabwe.

Aaron's love for golf started as a Mother's Day tradition. Five family members accompanied him on his trip.

But, Aaron's not the only Kansas athlete coming home with some extra neckwear.

Hutchison's Taryn Grubb is bringing home two gold medals and one silver! She earned gold in singles and doubles bowling.

Her singles score was 262. She also earned a silver medal for the team event.

Mallory Morris, representing the Little Apple, is known as 'Manhattan Lightning' to her friends. She is bringing back a bronze medal for the 100 meter run.

A fourth-place ribbon for the 400 meter run and a 7th place ribbon for her 4x100 relay.

Kansas Special Olympics says it is proud of them and the three Kansas coaches - Jamie, Tonia, and Allan - who assisted at the games.