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IWAS Youth World Games

Overview

Overview

The IWAS Youth World Games offers athletes of 23-years-old and under a biennial multi-sport Games and often provides them with their first taste of international competition.


Formally known as the IWAS World Junior Games, the youth Games help the development of young athletes with a physical impairment worldwide, promoting their growth in the different pathways in the Paralympic movement.

The unique Games environment, hosted in nations across the globe on an alternate yearly basis, gives young athletes a wider knowledge of team work and sporting experience as well as a taste of the challenges and discipline required for the Paralympic Games.

All IWAS World Games are individually tailored to each Local Organising Committee objectives and resources and can include all or a selection of the traditional Games sports: Archery, Athletics, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Wheelchair fencing, Wheelchair rugby, Table Tennis and Volleyball.

All of the sports are well established on the Paralympic Games programme, offering athletes the chance to experience international competition before they face their peers on the biggest stage of them all.

Please click the button below for more information on hosting an IWAS Youth World Games.

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