We are pleased to confirm that the 2021 Virtus World Swimming Championships have been rearranged to take place in Montlucon, France in December. Due to the short entry time available we encourage all member organisations who are planning to enter the event to contact the LOC immediately to notify them of your intention. The event […]
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We are pleased to invite you to join the next in our series of webinars: Tokyo Paralympic Games Review 4th October 2021 at 1300 UK (1200GMT) Following the incredible Tokyo Paralympics, we are delighted to be joined by a number of medal-winning athletes who will share their experience of the Games, including: 1. Peter Palos(HUN) gold medalist- […]
Virtus has today published its annual report for 2020, a year that was substantially affected by the global pandemic. Despite the difficulties – including the cancellation of almost the entire competition programme – there were many positive steps taken to support athletes and member organisations, including the launch of the Virtus Strategic Plan for 2021-2024. […]
By Mousumi Mazumdar & Rebekah Thornton It was an intense day on the Tracks for the T20 Men and Women 400m Heats. While the world was focused on the defending champion, Daniel Martins (BRA), the newcomers swooped in and amazed everyone with their spectacular performance in Heat-1. Dieng Ndiaga (ITA), Anderson Alexander Colorado Mina (ECU), […]
Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport is looking for high-quality and experienced Sport Directors to grow its sports over the coming four years. Sport Directors are responsible for leading, managing and growing the Virtus sports and competition programme in line with the organisational vision. Sport Directors act as the Chairperson of the relevant Sport Committee and, […]
Maximilian Abing (GER) has topped the results of the 2019 Para-Equestrian video competition it was confirmed today. Riding ‘Sir Rubenstein’, the German rider collected an overall score of 67.586%, ahead of Sonia Villalba (ESP) in silver place with a score of 67.500% and Ekaterina Kirienkova (RUS) who collected bronze scoring 66.461%. This is the 3rd […]
One of the busiest days on the schedule at the 2019 Global Games wrapped up with three world records in swimming in Brisbane, Australia, on Thursday (17 October). Trio of world records sees swimming end on a high By Katie Hopkins The crowd turned out for the fifth and final day of events at the […]
Excitement rang out at the Brisbane Aquatics Centre on Wednesday (16 October) as another sensational round of finals delivered multiple records at the 2019 Global Games in Brisbane, Australia. By Katie Hopkins The standout performer on day four of swimming was Russia’s Artem Pavlenko. The Russian won the men’s 200m breaststroke II1 in a world […]
Australia’s Sam Von Einem claimed an incredible home table tennis gold at the 2019 Global Games in Brisbane on Tuesday (15 October). Von Einem, the world No.4 and Paralympic silver medallist, beat Hungarian European and Worlds silver medallist Peter Palos. Palos is two places above the Australian in the current II1/class 11 International Table Tennis […]
Day two of the 2019 Global Games saw athletics and table tennis get underway as people tuned in from all over the world to follow the competition in Brisbane, Australia, on Monday (14 October). All three Paralympic sports are being shown live via a comprehensive broadcast for the first time. Athletes did not disappoint amongst […]
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!
Photo credit: OIS Photos
Athletes with Intellectual Impairment at Tokyo2020 Paralympic GamesAt the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, athletes with intellectual impairments competed in 22 medal events across Athletics, Swimming, and Table Tennis. This is a short highlights reel of some of the images from Tokyo2020, thanks to OISPhotos and ITTF.
Todd "the HULK" HodgettsBefore leaving Tokyo, Todd the Hulk shared with Virtus some of his thoughts.
Tokyo will be Todd's third consecutive Paralympic Games, the most any Australian athlete with an intellectual impairment has ever competed at.
Virtus - Our place in the human raceAcross the world, there are between 156-250 million people who live with a disability that is not visible. Source: WHO Report on Disability 2011.
Intellectual Impairment knows no boundaries. It cuts across the lines of racial, ethnic, educational, social, and economic backgrounds, and it can occur in any family.
There is a solution - SPORTS.
Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport for 35 years has been on a mission to drive the development of elite sport worldwide for athletes with an intellectual impairment. But, like our athletes, Virtus has been invisible, mainly making a visible global impact every four years during the Global Games, which qualifies some ID athletes to compete at Paralympics in Athletics, Swimming, and Table Tennis only.
It's our time, to balance the scales and see millions of people have opportunities and access to sport, advocate for more inclusion of athletes and sports, and change the world for athletes with ID.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Qualifier- Aki FuruyaAki Furuya from Japan qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and is all set to win Japan's first medal in T20 category (Athletics).
GAEL GEFFROY- Tokyo 2020 Qualifier (Athletics)French runner Gael Geffroy qualified for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and is looking forward to winning a medal.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Qualifier- Lucas CreangeFrench Table Tennis player Lucas Creange who qualified for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games spoke to Virtus about his pre-games preparation.