Ten Faroese athletes to participate in Special Olympics World Games 2019

Faroe Islands has announced it will send a ten-strong team to the Special Olympics World Games 2019 which is taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 14-21 March.

The ten Faroese athletes participating will compete in athletics, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, boccia and badminton, writes KeirRadnedge.com.

The Faroe Islands has been a member of the Special Olympics – a global movement which focuses on the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities through sport – since 2002 and has competed at every summer Special Olympics World Games since 2003.

Abu Dhabi 2019 will welcome more than 7,000 athletes from over 170 countries across 24 sports.

The full Faroe Islands team is:

Rhythmic Gymnastics
Bjørt Hermansen
Eyð Patursson
Súsanna Johannesen
Jenny Solveig Thomsen

Boccia
Hilda Poulsen

Swimming
Heidi Eliasen
Signa Vár Joensen

Athletics
Meiken Salberg Olsen
Rúni Jacobsen

Badminton
Oddur Gleðisheygg

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