Charleston Special Olympics athlete featured in Coke commercial

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Local tennis player and Special Olympics athlete Paul Nimmich is featured in a Coke commercial to air during the Opening Games tonight, and throughout the Games.

Special Olympian Paul NimmichPaul NimmichSome more information from the Special Olympics:
Special Olympics athletes are shown receiving medals along with Olympic athletes and Special Olympics supporters, including Nadia Comaneci, Carl Lewis and Rafer Johnson.

The Special Olympics athletes who appear in the commercial are Amanda Bamman, Special Olympics Colorado; Alex Darling, Special Olympics Washington; Paul Nimmich, Special Olympics South Carolina; and Christina Schell, Special Olympics Washington.

The Post and Courier has some more details on Nimmich.

Update August 10: ABC News 2 went out and got in touch Nimmich and his dad. His dad was quite proud to say the least.