Medal success in Parapan American Games

The men’s 1,500m T20 event was won by a Venezuelan one-two with Rene Rafael Norono Verdejo (4:25.89) taking gold ahead of teammate Jovito Gutierrez (4:29.92). Bronze went to USA’s Nigel Murray (4:33.40)

Leslie Mendoza (9.70m) has claimed gold for Mexico in the women’s Shot Put F20 by just 7cm ahead of Venezuela’s Eddy Guerrero (9.61m).

The men’s 100m Backstroke S14 was an extremely tight affair which was just edged by Canada’s Adam Rahier (1:06.63) ahead of Venezuela’s Alberto Vera Moron (1:06.83). Bronze went to Brazil’s Gutemberg Ferreaz (1:11.60)

Canada’s secured gold in the women’s 100m Backstroke S14 through Kirstie Kasko (1:20.10). Her teammate Jana Murphy (1:21.23) took silver with Mexico’s Mariana Diaz de La Vega (1:27.48) the bronze.

For the latest results from the Telmex Athletics Stadium, please visit
To watch, live action from the 2011 Parapan American Games, please visit

4th Inas Tri-Nations Cricket Tournament gets underway

South Africa plays host to the 4th Inas Tri Nations Cricket Tournament in Kimberley, Northern Cape from 14-27 November 2011.  The De Beers Diamond Oval will be used as the venue for the opening game and the final.  The three participating countries are South Africa, Australia and England.

It is a huge honour for Griqua Cricket to host this prestigious  tournament in Kimberley – the “city that sparkles” – with the organisers previously hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2003

Parapan American Games Opening Ceremony Lights Up Guadalajara

The 2011 Parapan American Games are now officially open after a stunning Opening Ceremony at the Telmex Athletics Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday (12 November) evening.
Around 1,500 athletes from the 24 competing countries attended the Ceremony together with dignitaries including International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven.
The Opening Ceremony was a celebration of the rich cultural history of Guadalajara and Jalisco, and also included a rock and pop concert featuring contemporary music. Three speeches marked the Opening of the Games and were delivered by Imelda Guzman, the President of the Organizing Committee for the Parapan Games, Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) President Octavio Londoño and Mexico’s Federal Director of Sports, Bernardo de la Garza, who had the honour of declaring the Games open.
The 2011 Parapan American Games is the last multi-sport event before the London 2012 Paralympic Games and will feature 13 sports. Fir the first time, para-athletes with an intellectual disability will compete at the Games.
Competitions gets underway in seven sports on Sunday when there will be 15 gold medals contested.
For the latest results, please visit

2012 athlete blog’s

Inas athletes, Leslie Cichocki and Tomoyuki Nagao are hoping to qualify for the London Paralympic Games in  2012. You can follow their progress in their monthly blogs.

Leslie Cichocki and Tomoyuki Nagao

Inas athletes, Leslie Cichocki and Tomoyuki Nagao are hoping to qualify for the London Paralympic Games in  2012. You can follow their progress in their monthly blogs below:

Inaugural meeting of Inas Asia hailed a success

The first meeting of the new Inas Asia region took place recently and was hailed as a great step forward for the organisation.

The region was created following changes to boundaries agreed at the Inas General Assembly in April which brings Inas into line with most other International Federations. The meeting elected its first Executive Committee, with Mrs Laura Ling (Hong Kong) being successfully elected to the post of President,  Mr. Seyed Mohammad Kazem Vaez Mousavi (Iran) as Vice President,  Mr. David Ip (Hong Kong) as General Secretary, Mr. Yu Hong SIU (Macau) as Honorary Treasurer and Mr. Hideki Arai (Japan) as Sports Director (Winter sports).

There was no election to the post of Sports Director (Summer sports).

Mrs Laura Ling (President – Inas Asia) thanked the nations present and talked about her hopes for the future. Dr Bob Price (Inas President) congratulated the region on its rapid progress in the short time since the General Assembly and looked forward to a successful partnership.

Australia lead medal table in 3rd Global Games

After a week of exciting and intense competition in Liguria – Italy, Australia emerged the winning nation of the 3rd Inas Global Games with a total of 55 medals – more than half of them gold. The final medal table can be found here – full results will be available shortly or can be viewed at any time by visiting the event website.

3rd Inas Global Games open in Italy

President of Liguria Region, Claudio Burlando today officially declared the 3rd Inas Global Games open in front of many thousands of spectators packed into Ferrari square in Genoa, Italy and an incredible display of sound and colour.

The 7-day long sporting event is the largest for elite athletes with an intellectual disability and comprising almost 700 athletes competing in 8 sports.

After a parade through the town of Genoa, the President of the Italian National Paralympic Committee Claudio Burlando welcomed the 35 nations taking part in the Games to the Liguria region. Dr Bob Price, Inas President thanked the organisers and hosts for their efforts and wished success in the Games. “Let us look forward to seven days of sporting excellence. I wish all concerned… the organisers, the support staff and especially the athletes… every success and a truly memorable 2011 Inas Global Games”.

Competition begins on 27th September – further details, results and photos are available on the event website.

1st Inas Asia Regional General Assembly

The 1st Inas Asia Regional General Assembly will take place in Genova, Italy on 26 September 2011 immediately after the Opening Ceremony of 3rd Global Games.
The meeting will take place in the Grand Hotel Savoia at via Arsenale di Terra 5 16126 Genova and is open to all member nations in good standing within the Asia region.
For more information, registration form and agenda, please contact David Ip (Hong Kong).
Member nations who wish to nominate a member as an Executive Committee member should submit the nomination form completed by the President or senior official of the respective organization together with the CV of the nominee on or before 16
September 2011.

Bids invited for 2013 Inas Conference and General Assembly

Inas would like to invite bids to host the 2013 Inas Conference and General Assembly.

Bids should be made in accordance with the specification set out in the Inas Handbook.

Bids should be submitted to the Inas Secretariat by email or post no later than 31st January 2012 and will be considered by the Executive Committee at their next meeting. The winning bid will be announced no later than May 2012.