Kodiak’s Special Olympics contingent is urging the community to welcome home Kodiak’s newest world champion Thursday.

Christopher Kavanaugh, who won four medals at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, is arriving back in Kodiak at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Kodiak State Airport.

Kavanaugh, a powerlifter, won a gold medal in the squat with a lift of 286 pounds.

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