Ecuador 2015 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Global Games are on.

The Global Games have crossed the ‘Equator’ of the event which means we are half way through the competition in the fourth edition of the Games. Guayaquil, Guaranda and Cuenca have seen in action athletes in seven of the nine sports taking place in this pinnacle event of the ID Sport calendar. Spectators have had the opportunity to enjoy the amazing performances of athletes in the athletics, swimming, cycling, basketball, futsal, tennis and table tennis competitions.


September 23rd marked the first day of competitions for the swimming events with athletes from 19 different countries jumping in the pool of the Diana Quintana Sport Club. A very spirited Australian team spread with excitement the crowd and fellow athletes throughout the day. The first set of finals and award ceremonies took place in the afternoon and the crowd enjoyed unbelievable swimming performances in nine different events. One of these events was the image_2Girls’ 100m Butterfly final, in which Jo-Lin Tu representing China Taipei took the gold medal, Mariana Diaz De la Vega from Mexico won the silver one and not far behind Amy Cook from Australia took the third place on the podium. A very happy Mariana showed her medal with pride and the 18-year old reminded everybody with her smile what these Games are all about. Congratulations to Jo-Li, Mariana, Amy, all medal winners and participants.


Swimming competitions, as well as all the others that already started, will continue today offering the best performances from the best athletes in the ID Sport. Taekwondo will start today as well and rowing will do so tomorrow. With this all nine sports will have seen action at the Ecuador 2015 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Global Games.


More results and information about the events competitions coming ahead, so make sure to check our social media portals.