Day 5 highlights from World Para-Swimming Championship, Madeira 2022 Men’s 200m IM It was another great swim for the rising star from Brazil, Gabriel Bandeira in the pool today. Bandeira, who was looking strong from the initial lap itself, claimed another Championship title along with a New World Record with 2:07.50sec. Taking the second place […]
About Mousumi Mazumdar
Mousumi Mazumdar is the Marketing and Communications officer of Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport. She first supported Virtus during her Masters degree in 2018 as an intern– attending the European Summer Games in Paris and has since attended numerous events including 2019 Global Games, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
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SB14 Men’s 100m Breaststroke This was one of the most dramatic event in S14 category so far. Naohide Yamaguchi (JPN), Gabrield Bandeira (BRA), Jake Michel (AUS) and Brutos de Oliveira (BRA) staged a thrilling race for the audience, especially in the first 50m where all the four swimmers took the turns almost at the same time. But, […]
On day-2, the audience witnessed thrilling races at the finals of S-14 100m Backstroke. S14 Men’s 100m Backstroke World record holder from Australia, Benjamin Hance had a sensational swim in S14 Men’s 100m Backstroke breaking the championship record twice in one day. Keeping his performance at top notch, Hance stayed ahead of all the swimmers […]
The World Para-swimming Championship kicked off yesterday in the beautiful island of Madeira. The event will continue until 18 June. On day-1, the audience witnessed some thrilling race for the final of S-14 200m freestyle for Men and Women. S14 Men’s 200m Freestyle While all eyes were glued on World Record holder and Paralympic champion […]
Five new members were welcomed to the Virtus family on 5th June during the Federations General Assembly. National Member Organisations for Latvia and Bulgaria were joined by the International Federations World Karate and EDGA (golf). Meanwhile in the National Federation category, Shinshidokan-Kai was approved (Pakistan). Zane Skujina- representing Latvia was present in the assembly and […]
The 2022 Virtus General Assembly took place last weekend in Vichy, France, marking a number significant moments for the Virtus family. The weekend began with the first in-person meeting of the Virtus Governing Board since the before global pandemic. This was followed by the launch of the #1YearToGo clock for the upcoming 2023 Virtus Global […]
Marc Truffaut (FRA) has been elected Virtus President for a second term in elections held on 5th June in Vichy, France. On his election, Marc thanked the members and looked to the challenge ahead. “The world faces many difficulties at the moment, but Virtus will continue to strive for the inclusion of people with an […]
The Virtus Swimming Committee recently ran training courses for swimming officials in France between 11th and 15th May, in conjunction with the Championnat de Natacion de Sport Adapte near Vichy, France. During this period several French national officials undertook the Virtus Level 2 training, aimed at providing an improved awareness of officiating at a Virtus event, and developing […]
The ITTF SQF French Para Open took place from 5th to 8th May in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France. Several Tokyo Paralympic medalists including Florian Van Acker, Sam Von Einem, Maki Ito, Lea Ferney along with many others made their way to the tournament. Some interesting matches were witnessed by the crowd in the Class 11 category. SINGLES RESULTS In […]
The European Judo Union announced the 2021 Social Inclusion awards today in Sofia, Bulgaria. Virtus and its Judo director – Kerry Tansey – were each awarded with the “Social Inclusion Award 2021” by the European Judo Union for ground breaking work in promoting adaptive and inclusive judo throughout Europe. “I am so pleased to receive […]
Andrew Parsons and Marc Truffaut discussed having more classes for athletes with II.People with disabilities constitutes 15% of the world's population. Out of this 15%, 0.13% people have Down Syndrome, i.e., 10.2 million people.
Virtus launched II2 class- a class for athletes with significant Intellectual impairment, such as Down syndrome, and provided them a pathway to participate in Virtus events.
This is an exclusive video footage where President of International Paralympic Commitee, Andrew Parsons and Virtus President Marc Truffaut are discussing having more classes for athletes with Intelectual Impairment in the future Paralympic Games.
2022 Virtus Oceania Asia Games- Brisbane Lord Mayor
Robyn Smith's message on International Women's Day 2022 #BreakTheBias #Virtus
Reece Dunn- The Golden boy from Tokyo 2020 ParalympicsReece Dunn is an athlete with an intellectual Impairment from Great Britain. He won 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and emerged as the most decorated athlete with an Intellectual Impairment. He was also the most successful British athlete.
Presentation of the Virtus para equestrian video competition 2021 (senior section)
Presentation of the Virtus para equestrian video competition 2021 (youth section)
Breanna Clarke (USA) Gold Medallist Tokyo 2020 Paralympic GamesBreanna Clarke (USA) Gold Medallist Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 400m (T20) shares her Games experience.
MakingInvisibleVISIBLE - Celebrating Tokyo 2020 Paralympians in Intellectual Impairment class eventsThe Paralympians who competed at Tokyo2020 in Athletics, Swimming, and Table Tennis in the intellectual impairment class events. 63 Medals. 120 Athletes. You shine like stars!
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