Entries by Nithi Suppiah

One year to go until Global Games 2023 in Vichy France

At a press conference today, at the Auvergne Rhone-Alpes Regional Council, in Lyon, Virtus Governing Board and members attended the one year to go countdown to the 2023 Virtus Global Games (GG2023). The Virtus Global Games is the signature event for athletes with intellectual impairment to compete in the highest level, international multi-sport elite competition. […]

Gold Coast to host first Para Sailing World Championships in 2022

The inaugural Para Sailing World Championship will be staged in Gold Coast, Australia, 5 – 12 November 2022, for Hansa 303 class sailors from all around the world. A World Championship deserves a World Class athlete and sailor at the helm. There’s none better than three-time Olympic Medallist, Matthew Belcher OAM, who is coined the […]

It’s a GOLD for Abdul Latif Romly (MAS)

Day 11: Men’s F20 Long Jump finishes Games campaign for athletes with Intellectual Impairment. By Mousumi Mazumdar After 11 days of non-stop actions, the events for athletes with an Intellectual Impairment at Tokyo 2020 concluded with the F20 Men’s Long-Jump today. The rain was stronger than the preceding days at Tokyo Olympic Stadium, making it […]

GOLD Medal dedicated to Grandad

Day-10 (Part-2): Title reclaimed after 9 years by Karolina Kucharczyk (POL) By Mousumi Mazumdar The women’s Athletics concluded tonight with F20 Long Jump. The rain from this morning continued its downpour and made athletes uncomfortable on the pit, but they came, jumping out with flying colors. Two old rivals- Mikela Ristoski from Croatia and Karolina […]

Superstar of the track takes home fourth Paralympic Gold

Day-10 (Part-1): Barbara Bieganowska- Zajac from wins her 4th Paralympic Gold medal in 1500m By Mousumi Mazumdar It was another rainy and damp day at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium and this did not stop the athletes’ splendid performances. Experienced Paralympians returned to the podium which has been dominated by first-timers. Polish runner, Barbara Bieganowska, at […]

Paralympians creating legacies at Tokyo 2020 Games

Day 9:New World Records created in Aquatics at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games By Mousumi Mazumdar Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be remembered for the Paralympians making an outstanding debut and the ‘WOW’ moments they gave the audience. S14 athletes competed in the last races of their tournament to grab the remaining six medals. With the […]

PRESS STATEMENT: Athlete support and well-being is paramount.

September 02, 2021. When three F20 Shot Put athletes were marked as DNS – Did Not Start, it put a global spotlight on athletes with an intellectual impairment and their disability needs. Ecuador’s Jordi Patricio Congo Villalba, Australian Todd Hodgetts, and Rio 2016 champion, Malaysian Muhammad Zolkefli – were disqualified from the event on 31 […]

Singing and dancing celebrations for Gold Medallists

Day-7: Another hot, humid and wet evening at Tokyo did not affect multiple World records. By Mousumi Mazumdar Valeriia Shabalina (RPC) and Reece Dunn (GBR) claimed their third Gold. Shabalina claims her third gold medal from Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the women’s 200m Individual Medley. She clocked a time of 2:20.99sec, to beat the […]

Sisters, competitors, Gold and Bronze medallists

Day-5 (Part 2): Ecuadorian sisters dominate Women’s F20 Shot Put at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics By Mousumi Mazumdar The inaugural event in Athletics for athletes with an Intellectual Impairment was pushed off today. It was a very exciting day at the Olympic Stadium where Ecuadorian sisters dominated the F20 Shot Put field. Poleth Isamar Mendez Sanchez […]

Peter Palos now a three time Paralympic Gold Medallist

Day – 5 (Part 1): Peter Palos (HUN) claims third Gold and fourth Paralympic Medal in the Men’s Table Tennis Final By Rebekah Thornton The final of the Men’s Class-11 category took place today in the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Peter Palos (HUN) went up against Samuel von Einem (AUS) in a nail-biting final. Both no […]