Neillsville snowboarder wins gold at Special Olympics

File photo (WLUK/Scott Hurley)

NEILLSVILLE (AP) -- Neillsville snowboarder Daina Shilts has captured a gold medal for Team USA in her first event at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.

Special Olympics Wisconsin says Shilts won the Advanced Women's Super G competition Saturday and had the fastest race time of any snowboarder, male or female.

WAOW-TV says Shilts will compete again in the slalom on Thursday.

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