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Teens' Special Achievements

Date: 04-08-2015
Author: Special Olympics World Games
Source: Special Olympics World Games LA2015

Special Olympians Shine In Los Angeles

The Special Olympics World Games has recently been taking place in Los Angeles, where some amazing teenagers have come out on top in their chosen events. These games are undoubtedly the friendly games where competitors with learning disabilities aim to win, but if they don't win they'll be brave in their attempt!

The Most Inspirational Sporting Event on the Planet

Every two years, the world transcends the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion, to come together for the largest sporting and humanitarian event on the planet, the Special Olympics World Games. Alternating between Summer and Winter Games, this event is the flagship event of the Special Olympics Movement, which promotes equality, acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities around the world.

No other organized event in the world has the emotional and social impact of the Special Olympics World Games. For the athletes and their families, it opens doors to unimagined possibilities. For those who volunteer, support, and sponsor the Games, it inspires unprecedented pride and hope for a brighter future. And for the cities, states, and nations who host the Games, it transforms their society, creating a more just and understanding environment for all, and demonstrating to the world their recognition of the value of every human being.

The Special Olympics World Games feature nine days of challenging and inspiring international competition among thousands of athletes, making it the world’s second-largest sports event, after the Olympic Games.

The World Games are watched on television by millions of viewers across six continents, and more than 500,000 spectators including world leaders, celebrities and dignitaries, typically attend the event. The culmination of years of athletic training and competition, the World Games bring together adults and children with intellectual disabilities to compete on one of the world’s greatest athletic stages.

The Special Olympics World Games are one of the most powerful vehicles for communicating to the world the abilities and gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. Wherever they are held, the World Games act as a catalyst for growth in Special Olympics sports programs in communities around the world and promote awareness among all segments of society. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place – one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

 7 Top Golden Teens

Some of the successful teenagers at the Los Angeles World Games 2015 include:

Kristine Janfelde (aged 19) representing Latvia - Gold Medalist in her High Jump event (pictured above top right)

Briana Samuel (aged 15) representing US Virgin Islands - Gold Medalist in her Bowling event (pictured below)

Monique Johnson (aged 18) representing Jamaica - Gold Medalist in her 400 Metres event

Marina Vakhrusheva (aged 19) representing Russia - Gold Medalist in her 500 Metres Cycling Time Trial event

Sachin Sharma (aged 16) representing India - Gold Medalist in his Badmington event (pictured above left)

Cornell McClain (aged 17) representing Bahamas - Gold Medalist in his 100 Metres Backstroke Swimming event

Danny Peaslee (aged 19) representing Canada - Gold Medalist in his 9 Hole Golf Strokeplay event

Huge congratulations to all the brave competitors and successful athletes at the 2015 World Games from all at Eduzine Global. These games demonstrate an incredible level of sporting achievement by all, which proves once again that the focus should always be on an individual's ability & not any disability.

Image Credits: Special Olympics World Games 2015

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Date: 04-08-2015
Author: Special Olympics World Games
Source: Special Olympics World Games LA2015


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