Thursday, 14 July 2016

Trisome Games 2016: starts 15 July


While team selection for the Rio Olympics is in the news, our focus is on these elite athletes with Down syndrome:
Gymnastics Australia, 7 July 2016
Australian Down Syndrome Gymnastics Team ready to take on the World at Trisome World Games in Florence, Italy from 15th - 22nd July.

The team (left on) 13th July with coaches Abigail McPherson and Emile Koen for 1 week of competition. 
This is the first time all sports have joined together to create a World Championship at the one venue or close by. 
The 5 gymnasts will compete against all countries around the continent with a Junior section 10 to 17 yrs and Senior 18 and over. 
Being with other athletes with Down Syndrome will be great as everyone is competing on equal body and intellectual ability which will be a wonderful experience for them.
Back L Nicholas Zrnic, Chris Bunton, Abi McPherson
(Rhythmic coach)

Front L Olivia Sadler (rhythmic), Ashley Kuhle (artistic)
and Beth Hull (rhythmic ).Male coach Emile Koen (absent).

Down Syndrome Swimming Australia - Italy 2016
The Australian Swimming Team has been in Italy for a few days, training and settling in. Lots of photos are on the Facebook page.

Follow the athletes progress, and send them messages of encouragement through any of the social media options.



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