Athletes from eight Parasport centers are participating in the Special Olympics in Brazil


A month after winning a bronze medal in soccer, representing Brazil at the FIFA World Cup II in Detroit, United States, Paraesporte is participating in the Special Olympics Brazil this Saturday (10) in beach volleyball, bocce. , athletics and swimming.


The competitions will take place in the Olympic village of São João de Meriti after two years without interruption due to the Covid-19 epidemic. About 100 athletes from Paraesporte de Campos, Cabo Frio, Armação de Búzios, Araruama, Casimiro de Abreu, São Gonçalo, Nova Friburgo and Rio de Janeiro will compete.


Paraesporte is considered the country’s largest socio-sports project aimed at people with disabilities. According to coordinator Fabio Koboschi, the country’s sports partner for people with disabilities, the athletes trained hard in search of good results; .


The founder of Paraesporte, former athlete of the Brazilian swimming team, Rafael Tuin comments: “we are in other cities, bringing quality of life through sport to hundreds of people with disabilities and their families who are also covered by Paraesporte.”


The delegation left this Friday morning at 11 (9), from the Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (Uenf) stadium in Campos to São João de Meriti. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at the Escola Municipal Professora Graça Grijo, Vila dos Teles, Giro; This Saturday’s games begin at 8 a.m. at the Olympic Village in São João de Meriti; Swimming competitions will take place at Cesk’s headquarters. *According to O Dia newspaper




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