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Coventry to host first Trisome Challenge competition for people with Down Syndrome

Editorial Correspondent 12th Sep, 2017 Updated: 12th Sep, 2017

COVENTRY is to host the first ever Trisome Challenge in the UK, a competition for people with Down Syndrome.

COVENTRY is to host the first ever Trisome Challenge, a competition for people with Down Syndrome.The games, which will be held at the Xcel Leisure Centre, Mitchell Avenue, Canley, Coventry, on Saturday, November 11, will feature a range of sports including swimming and table tennis.

The Down Syndrome competitors will pair with a “buddy” who will not be Down Syndrome and could be a relation or a friend.

Together they will be encouraged to take part in as many events as possible.

Coventry based Dr Geoff Smedley, chair of the Sports Union for Athletes with Down Syndrome, said: “We are very excited about staging this competition, the first of its kind anywhere in the world, and have had applications to take part from as far away as Singapore.”

All the events are designed for both Down syndrome people and their buddy to compete together and both will contribute to the final score for the pair.

The competition is supported by the charity, the English Disabled Sports Team Championships.

A Trisome Games took place in Florence, Italy last year.

If anyone would like an entrance form they can contact Dr Smedley on 07834725930 or CEO@SU-DS.org

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