Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is the term for a set of cognitive and physical symptoms that can result from having an extra copy or part of a copy of chromosome 21.

Chris Nikic, the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN triathlon, will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2021 ESPYS.
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Chris Nikic has been nominated for an ESPY for Best Athlete With A Disability, Men's Sports.
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Oana Rotar, a 29-year-old athlete with Special Olympics Romania, made history earlier this year when she became the first woman with Down syndrome to be employed in the country’s public administration.
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The partnership between Special Olympics El Salvador and the Santa Tecla Soccer Club made for a powerful World Down Syndrome Day commemoration.
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The partnership between Special Olympics El Salvador and the Santa Tecla Soccer Club made for a powerful World Down Syndrome Day commemoration.
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For World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March, 2021, Vogue spoke to seven people with Down Syndrome to learn more about their experiences in an article titled “I Believe It Is My Destiny To Win An Oscar One Day”: 7 People Who Have Down’s Syndrome Share Their Experiences. Included in the interviews were Special Olympics Great Britain athlete Neil Price and Champion Ambassador Lily D Moore.
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SC Featured film follows Chris’s journey as he becomes the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN Triathlon.
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Stephanie Handojo discusses pushing past hurdles in life.
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Coach Jack Nagle, a two-sport coach, was named a SONA outstanding coach. After three decades of coaching, he is lucky enough to watch athletes for an entire lifetime.
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Romana is a young woman determined to live her best life, every single day. She’s been doing such a great job, she’s become a health and fitness role model for all.
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