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Kayaking

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.

On the photo, there are two happy athletes who lift their arms and paddels after the kayaking competition is finished.
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The photo shows two kayaks with two athletes each during competition. On one boat are two women and on the other one two men.
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The photo shows an athlete in action during a Kayaking competition.
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The photo shows two kayaks on the water.
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On the photo, there are two athletes in a kayak. The one up front is raising his fist in joy.
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Unified Sports®

 
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?

Yes.

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?

51 athletes and 16 partners.


Kayaking takes place in Grünau.


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