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South Africa To Send 41 Athletes To Trisome Games


President of the South African Sports Association for the Intellectually Impaired, SASA-II, Lizzy Vogel says 41 athletes will be representing South Africa at the Trisome Games 2016.

This is the first Trisome games/world championship for children with Down Syndrome and it’s going to be held in Florence, Italy from the 17- 25 July.

Speaking on Morning Live she says these games will run in a four year cycle just like the Olympic and  Paralympic games.

She says most of the development of the participants is done mostly at school level as well as community centers.

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Competitions at lower level are also organized by the schools and once a year there are national competitions.

From the national competition, then the best were chosen to represent the country.

A send off function will be held on Monday and the deputy minister of sport will be in attendance.

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Source – sabc

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