Since 2003, kayaking has been part of the Special Olympics World Games.
Each athlete sits in a small boat.
The boat is called kayak.
The athletes have paddles.
They use the paddles to move the boats.
Which athlete reaches the finish line first
wins the race.
In Unified Sports®, people with ID and
people without disabilities play sport together.
They also compete together.
The people with ID are called athletes.
The people without disabilities are called partners.
Is kayaking a Unified Sport?
There are teams of people with ID.
And there are teams of people with ID and people without disabilities.
How many people do kayaking at the World Games?
42 athletes and 9 partners.