In the News – Week of August 8

 

2011 Disabled Volleyball World Cup

Six countries participated in the 2011 Disabled Volleyball World Cup held in the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Team Germany defeated Cambodia in the final match and Team Sri Lanka clinched the third place when they defeated Team Slovakia. The Cambodia National Volleyball League for Disabled (CNVLD) – the organizer of the event – promotes disability sports throughout the country by organizing several disability sports tournaments annually and raises awareness of the disability issue worldwide by partnering with international sport and non-sports organizations. The host country is home of approximately 500,000 landmine victims and many Cambodian people are still vulnerable to landmines. The event was broadcast live on television and radio. Congratulations particularly to the Cambodian athletes who strived hard to reach to the final. For more information please visit: http://www.disabled-world.com/sports/news/volleyball-world-cup.php

2011 Brazilian National Circuit

The 2011 Brazilian National Circuit took place in Sao Paulo last weekend and more than 600 athletes participated in the three events – athletics, swimming, and powerlifting. Notably, an unofficial new Athletics Men’s 800m was set by Odair dos Santos when he competed in the 800m event (the T11) class, with an extraordinary record of 1:58.47. The visually impaired athlete broke a 25 year old world record.  Team Brazil has been a powerhouse when it comes to competing the aforesaid events. Indeed, the Brazilian team clinched the third place at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships and acquired 26 medals at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.paralympic.org/Media_Centre/News/Sport_News/2011_08_08_b.html

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