Welcome back to #WithoutLimitsWednesday, where every week we feature the story and achievements of one of our talented athletes — who they are, what they love, and how they got there...
by Frank E. Barberena
For this week’s athlete spotlight we stay in the pool but move to the west coast to introduce Talent, Oregon’s most talented: Sara Slawta. Anyone who meets Sara will attest to her affable presence and smile that lights up a whole room. At first glance, many may not expect that behind such a kind young woman is a very gifted and decorated world-class ...
The 2017 INAS World Cycling Championships will take place as part of the UCI European Junior Cycling Tour between July 30th and 4th August 2017, in Assen, The Netherlands.
Cyclist Syd Lea was the first ever Athlete Without Limits, the first US athlete ever to win an Inas medal, and the first US athlete to win an Inas World Title when he took gold at the event in 2011 Italy. He has since won multiple silver medals at the 2012 Turkey and 2014 Czech Republic events and heads to Assen this week to once again represent USA at this year's Championships.
The riding starts ...
The move was made in large part due to Bend’s abundance of training opportunities and facilities, access to outdoor recreation, active lifestyle, and the community’s ethos for volunteerism.
Top US athletes are preparing to take on the world at the 2015 Inas Global Games in Quito, Ecuador September 20 - 27. The US will be led by reigning tennis world champions Brittany Taglareni (singles), her doubles partner Katherine Richards and 2011 Global Games defending cycling champion Syd Lea.
The US will field teams in track and field, swimming, tennis, cycling and basketball. Over 1000 athletes from 40 countries are expected to compete in the pre-eminant elite sports competition for athletes with intellectual disability.
"We are very proud of the US athletes ...
For Immediate Release: 12th June 2015
Learn more on our Athlete Without Limits Global Games page.
INAS – the International Federation for sport for para-athletes with an intellectual disability – has selected Brisbane, Australia to host the 5th INAS Global Games in 2019.
The Games – a week long championship featuring nine sports – will attract more than 1000 of the world’s elite athletes with an intellectual disability. The opening ceremony will take place on 19th October 2019.
Sport Inclusion Australia (formerly AUSRAPID) is the INAS member ...
Runner Michael Murray, swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert and runners/rowers Bruce & Mark Worley round out a strong performance for the US Team.
Washington, DC - Six elite athletes with intellectual disability represented the United States at the INAS Global Games World Championships in Italy from September 24 - October 3. Nearly 700 athletes from 40 countries competed in swimming, athletics, tennis, basketball, indoor soccer, cycling, and table tennis. The Global Games are a major preparatory competition for the London 2012 Paralympic Games where for the ...
Athletes Without Limits swimmer Leslie Cichocki takes 6th in women's 200 Backstroke; the highest world ranking by a US Paralympic S14 swimmer
September 29, Loano, Italy — The competition for the team of U.S. athletes at the 2011 INAS/IPC Global Games in Liguria Italy began today when swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert took to the water at Palasporte, the 50m outdoor competition pool in Loano, Italy.
Cichocki swam an aggressive morning program including the 50 freestyle where she set a personal best of 33.16 and placed 12th out of 26; the 200 IM; the 200 ...
September 1, 2011 – Athletes Without Limits, a nonprofit dedicated to helping athletes with intellectual disability integrate and accelerate in sport, is proud to announce a strong US National team for the 2011 INAS Global Games. The Games are the world championship for athletes with intellectual disability and a key qualifier in Swimming, Track & Field for London 2012 Paralympic Games. Athletes Without Limits will be leading a team of six athletes to Liguria, Italy, for the prestigious international event that takes place every 4 years in the year before the ...
September 24- October 4, 2011
Athletes Without Limits is organizing the eligibility, team selection and travel for the US team competing at the 2011 Global Games. This will be our second trip to the Global Games following a strong showing and 5 US medals at the 2009 Games in the Czech Republic.
Global Games is an Olympic-style, world championship competition for the top athletes with intellectual disability competing in: Athletics (Track & Field, Cross Country), Cycling, Basketball (team), Futsal (team indoor soccer), Swimming, Table ...
Lea won 2 races and placed in the top 3 in several others (competing against non-disabled riders) to capture the 2009 MABRA Cat4 Men series title
While he has regularly placed in the top 10 in MABRA and other cyclocross events, 2009 marks his last season as a Cat 4 Cross racer — with two wins and several top 3 finishes he'll be required to move up to the Cat 3 race in 2010.
Lea has been competing since he was a child in USA Cycling and UCI International events as a Cat 4 Cyclocross Racer, a Cat 4 Track Cyclist and a Cat 5 Road cyclist. He's just returned from ...