Private sponsorships from friends and local businesses keep Michaels Paralympic Dream alive as the he heads to the 2011 INAS/IPC Global Games in Imperia, Italy.
Friends and family members of Michael Murray, the highest ranked track athlete with intellectual disability in the US, spearheaded a local fundraising campaign to help offset Michael's out-of-pocket expenses for the 2011 Global Games in Italy. The Global Games is an important qualifier for the London 2012 Paralympics and Michael represents the best chance for a US runner to qualify in the T20 class.
Florida swimmer Sarah Gilbert is fundraising to help offset trip costs for the 2011 Global Games in Italy. She appeared on First Coast News on August 8 along with one of her swim coaches Justin Heights and her rowing coach Victoria Mattie. (Note, after the sponsor ad, use the slider to get to the interview, which starts at 4:15).
She also appeared with swim coach Justin Heights on WJXT and News4Jax.com. Use the link below to watch the full interview.
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 ...
July 22, 2009
Three US athletes with intellectual disability were selected to represent the US in the Global Games held in Liberec, Czech Republic July 5 – 14. Nearly 1,000 elite athletes from 40 countries competed for gold, silver and bronze in seven sports. This Wholesale Nike Washington Redskins Jerseys was the first time a team from the US participated in a world championship for athletes with intellectual disability.
Cyclist Syd Lea of Taneytown, MD competed in a five-day stage race that included three time trials and two road races earning three silver and two ...
Cyclist Syd Lea Wins Bronze in Individual Time Trial; Swimmer Maria D’Andrea Ranks 8th in the World in Distance Event
JULY 8, 2009, LIBEREC — US Team cyclist Charles “Syd” Lea took third place in the Men’s 5km Individual Time Trail held in wholesale nba jerseys Cesky Dub, Czech Republic on July 7. The event was for held on day one of a five-day competition as part of the Global Games world championships. Lea received his bronze—the first medal ever won by a US athlete at Global Games—at a ceremony cheap nfl jerseys held at the Athletes Village in the ...
JUNE 29, 2009 – Athletes Without Limits, the USA Federation for Elite Athletes with Intellectual Disability, announces the first ever US team for the INAS-FID Global Games, Liberec, Czech Republic July 5-14, 2009. At the Games, nearly 1,500 elite athletes with intellectual disability from 40 countries will compete for world championships in nine sports.
Like the Olympics, each Global Games sport is officiated by and run according to the rules of the sport’s international governing body, including drug testing. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 overall finishers in ...
We are preparing athletes to compete at wholesale nfl jerseys the second annual INAS Global Games in the Czech Republic July 5-14, 2009. The event is an Olympic-style, open competition for the top athletes with an intellectual disability in the world. To date over 1,300 athletes from 33 countries have already registered to compete. Athletes may compete in one of the following Global Games summer hacked sports, however, there are qualification time standards in some sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Cycling, Basketball (team), Futsal (team), Swimming, Table Tennis, ...