Entries by Mousumi Mazumdar

Five World records broken at 2021 Virtus Swimming Championships

After five days of action packed events, the 2021 Virtus Swimming Championships have closed in Montlucon, France. Initially, the event was scheduled to be held in Brazil, however the Covid pandemic disrupted the plan and the French Virtus Member Organisation ‘Fédération Française du Sport Adapté (FFSA)’ stepped in to deliver a fantastic event. The event […]

WKF Para-Karate Championship, Dubai 2021

By Mousumi Mazumdar The World Para-Karate Championship took place in Dubai from 18th to 22nd November. It was the first Para-Karate championship endorsed by Virtus after the MOU with World Karate Federation (WKF) was signed in 2020. The initial days of the championship were packed with classifications of athletes and coaching sessions for para-coaches. On […]

Female athletes steal the show at Tokyo 2020

By Mousumi Mazumdar (First published on IPC website on 01 Nov 2021)   Tokyo 2020 saw record participation of female athletes at a Paralympic Games, an increase by 11 per cent from Rio 2016. Amongst them were 71 athletes with an intellectual impairment whose inspirational performances left a lasting legacy. BIEGANOWSKA GRABS FOURTH PARALYMPIC GOLD  […]

INAS transforms into Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport

The International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) revealed a new look, name and values on Saturday (19 October) that will take it into an exciting new era. Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport was unveiled at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Global Games in front of hundreds of athletes, coaches and dignitaries. The […]

#Brisbane2019: World’s top track and field stars to line-up

With 10 days to go until the start of the 2019 International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (World Intellectual Impairment Sport) Global Games, top athletes are arriving in Brisbane, Australia, ready to take to the track and field. Men and women will compete in a full range of events from long jump and shot […]

Great Britain’s Kiera Byland: Daring to dream

Great Britain’s Kiera Byland is ‘daring to dream’ of multiple medals from both the road and track during the 2019 Global Games in Brisbane, Australia, from 12-19 October. Byland is the defending women’s time trial and road race world champion, but is also hoping to excel in the team events as well as at the […]

Biggest ever anti-doping testing programme to take place at World Intellectual Impairment Sport Global Games

The International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (World Intellectual Impairment Sport) has announced that the 2019 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Global Games in Brisbane, Australia, will feature the biggest anti-doping programme in the event’s history. Alongside the Australian Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) and the Global Games Sports Company, World Intellectual Impairment Sport has been working […]

Iconic World Intellectual Impairment Sport Global Games medals revealed

The gold, silver and bronze medals to be presented at over 200 medal ceremonies at the 2019 International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (World Intellectual Impairment Sport) Global Games in Brisbane, Australia, were revealed at the Royal Australian Mint on Wednesday (25 September). The medals were designed by Royal Australian Mint Coin Designer, Bronwyn […]