"INAS has launched a new-look website and Instagram account, to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Athletes with an Intellectual Impairment on 3 December.
The world’s leading high performance sports organisation for this impairment group is publishing a series of videos across social media of athletes talking about how sport has impacted their lives. The day also coincides with the Unites Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The powerful messages include US tennis world champion Brittany Tagliareni:
“Tennis has made me a better person both physically and mentally. I am more coordinated than I have ever been before in my life and I am more confident. This confidence helps me make new friends. I love playing tennis because it challenges me to be the best that I can be, every day.”
South Africa footballer Chadley Jacobs used the opportunity to offer some words of wisdom:
“I want to encourage those today: hard work pays off and what you put in is what you are going to get out at the end of the day. Never doubt yourself and never let anyone tell you that you can never make it.”..."
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