Silver Medalist NZ Special Olympic Athlete's Message to Colour Cruise Racers

28 June 2019

Silver Medalist NZ Special Olympic Athlete's Message to Colour Cruise Racers

James is a New Zealand Special Olympic Athlete who has represented New Zealand in Powerlifting at the Special Olympics games in Abu Dhabi 2019. He gave a motivating yet hilarious speech for the Colour Cruise 2019 - telling everyone to “Move your eyes from my handsome smile” and “I’m not just talking about the very long flight there and back. Did I mention that it’s a very long flight?”  Everyone was in laughing away as his speech was hilarious.

James Speech

Then he got onto a more serious topic of conversation. Before his time with the Special Olympics, he wasn’t allowed to be on any team purely because of his intellectual disability; the only job he could help out with was to be a water boy. But now he has a new lease of life: “When I discovered the Special Olympics, that changed my life. Now I take part in Sports and now I don’t need to watch from the side lines.”

His speech was incredible; thank you James for sharing your story to help motivate everyone competing, and to inspire everyone to live their best life.

James + Michelle

His speech was incredible; thank you James for sharing your story to help motivate everyone competing, and to inspire everyone to live their best life.

If you want to know more about the New Zealand Special Olympics and whether you could be like James (from water boy to Special Olympic Medallist!) check out their website of their Facebook page to find more information.

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