Details will be available from Virtus Europe in due course.
2nd Virtus European Regional Games
16 July 2022 - 24 July 2022
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.