Jim Devlin of Marina del Rey, who won a gold medal at the seventh Veterans Wheelchair Games last year, won another gold this year--plus two silvers and two bronzes.
Last year Devlin, a 52-year-old Korean War veteran, took first in the 400-meter race, the only event in which he placed. At this year's games in San Antonio, Tex., he was first in the slalom, second in the 100 and 400 meters and third in the 200 meters and shot put. His sponsor was the Long Beach Veterans Administration.
His disability, not combat-related, is known as Friedrick's Ataxia, according to the news release about his performance at the games. He is an officer of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Ataxia Foundation.
The Marina del Rey and Venice outrigger canoe clubs should be among the favorites in the Kalifornia Outrigger Assn. state championships on Saturday at Santa Barbara.