Powerful premiere for Ness’s inclusive handball players

Special Olympics National Games
Strong Premiere for Nous’ Inclusive Handball Players

The handball workforce Tandem Nice has existed since June, however they gained the event on the Special Olympics State Games in Bonn. There have been additionally many completely happy outcomes for different contributors within the Rhine district.

The NRW State Games of the Special Olympics in Bonn impressed athletes, coaches and spectators with many highlights and particular experiences. The 91 athletes from the Rhine-Kreis Ness had a big half in it. The many small and large moments of the NICE contributors are testimony to the “all-round profitable nationwide video games”, as Thomas Gindra of the group workforce known as it.

In desk tennis, athletes Steffi Stockmann and Beate Heddorn from the non-profit Workshop Nous (GWN) made it to the finals within the highest efficiency class. There they fought an aesthetic and thrilling duel and captivated the viewers. In the tip, she gained the title regardless of a fall within the deciding set. “I’m glad I used to be capable of flip issues round,” she stated.

In athletics, the Rhein-Kreis was represented by the varsity am Nordpark. In her first nationwide video games, Melina Benc completed second within the lengthy leap. “It’s a shock to me that I gained silver,” stated the lady from Ness, “however now I’m very completely happy about it.” The schoolgirl describes all of the video games as a “cool expertise”. These have been the primary nationwide video games for the handball workforce Tandem Ness. With many victories, one draw and no losses, the reclusive workforce round coach Wolfgang Spangenberger gained the gold medal as the perfect workforce of the event. “The athletes have been extremely motivated and really completely happy in regards to the gold,” stated Spangenberger, who emphasised on the similar time that the result of the sport was solely secondary to them, however that the main target was on working collectively. “Everyone was there with lots of enthusiasm and dedication. Every single purpose was celebrated.” The handball workforce was dropped at life solely in June as a joint mission of the Tandem Foundation Burkhard Zulo, Neuser Handballverein and DJK Rencraft Neisse. Since then, athletes with mental disabilities and with out coaching have been coaching weekly. The indisputable fact that handball players acquired their medals from world champion coach Heiner Brand was the icing on the cake.

Neues tennis players additionally acquired a particular go to: Two-time French Open winner in doubles and Special Olympics NRW tennis ambassador Andreas Mises made a long-lasting impression on the athletes with a present coaching session. In each singles and inclusive unified doubles, the contributors of the Quirinusstadt took a number of locations on the rostrum. As within the National Games of the Special Olympics in Berlin, Patrick Haberland of Grun-Weiss Neuss solely misplaced within the match tie-break of the ultimate and gained silver within the highest efficiency class. Achim Schell, chief of the Green-White delegation, concluded positively: “We noticed nice play at a excessive stage, and the environment was nice.” There was far more to sports activities than sports activities. At the opening ceremony on the Telecom Dome in Bonn, everybody sang and danced collectively in a relaxed environment. Knuss tennis participant Christoph Schmitz was allowed to hold the Olympic flag as deputy spokesman for Special Olympics NRW athletes.

On competitors days, numerous sports activities video games may be tried on an journey mile. For instance, the district sports activities federation, metropolis sports activities federation and the tandem basis provided mini golf and tandem biking alternatives in a joint marketing campaign. In addition, there was a energetic change of views on the inclusion of the game amongst these concerned. “There are many good discussions right here about how inclusion may be promoted. You really feel that an ever-increasing community is being created,” stated Martin Limbach of the district sports activities affiliation.


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