Virtus Ambassador & Australian Record Holder Alberto Campbell-Staines

Virtus Ambassador & Paralympic Champion Lenine Cunha

Lenine Cunha is a Portuguese athlete and has won more INAS & Virtus medals in international competitions than almost any other athlete. His international career started in 2000 and since then he has won more than 200 international medals including bronze on the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

He is the Virtus World Record holder in Heptathlon, Indoor Pentathlon and Triple Jump.

I want to be remembered for never giving up! I want people to look at me and see hope. And I want people to know that, even when everything looks dark, you can still thrive and be the best in the world if you believe!

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Virtus Ambassador & Paralympic Champion Jessica-Jane Applegate, MB

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Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE

Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE is an international GB para-swimmer. She competes in the S14 category for athletes with an intellectual disability and is the only Great British Gold Medal S14 Paralympian, after winning Gold in the 200m freestyle event at the London 2012 Paralympics at just 16 years old.

She was awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to swimming.

In the past 2 years Jessica-Jane has set over 75 new British Swimming records, several World & European Records, won Gold in the 2015 IPC World Championships for S14 100m Backstroke amongst numerous other medal-winning achievements & most recently was awarded ‘Para-athlete of the Year’ at the 2015 British Swimming Awards.

“I am very excited to become an Ambassador for Virtus World Intellectual Impairment Sport. Virtus makes it possible for people with an intellectual disability to be able to compete at an international level. They open up the pathway to enable athletes like myself to compete on the international stage against the best ID athletes in the world. I have no doubt this has helped me become the paralympic athlete I am today. I also think it is very important to support everyone that supports you. Their work as a charity is massively important to athletes at every level.”

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Virtus Ambassador & Cricketer Aldrich George

Aldrich George (South Africa) is a 24 year old multi-talented cricket and football player from Grahamstown in South Africa.

He was first spotted playing at school level and was later selected to the National Team that competed in the Virtus World Intellectual Impairment Sport Cricket Tri-Nations against Australia and England that took place in Kimberley, South Africa in 2014.

Virtus Ambassador & Paralympian Wai Lok Tai

Wai Lok Tang waves to the crowd during a medal ceremony at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Wai Lok Tai (HKG) is a talented swimmer who also competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He took a further silver medal at the 2014 Asian Para Games taking the Asian Record of 200M Freestyle.

He has taken a number of gold medals in Virtus competition and is ranked in the top 3 in both Asian and World competitions.

 

Virtus Ambassador & Paralympic Champion Ka Man Wong

Ka Man Wong (HKG) is a Paralympic Gold medalist after winning the Women’s Singles in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Ka Man has worked even harder during practice which paid off when she took gold again in the 2014 Asian Para Games held in Incheon, Korea.

Her excellence in table tennis and contribution in local sports development were recognized by the Hong Kong Government by awarding her the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service in 2013 and in 2015 she became the winner of the World Intellectual Impairment Sport Awards.

Ka Man Wong IPC Profile