Pirkka Suksi (FIN) started with Kickboxing in his twenties, but says that he is in his best shape now, almost twenty years later. He is five-times Finnish champion, and has just qualified for his first edition of The World Games in 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. He is this week’s athlete Building up to Birmingham!
Great Britain team member Kylie Grimes was the first female athlete in the sport to win a Paralympics gold medal. She is a low-point Wheelchair Rugby athlete, whose team has qualified for The World Games 2022.
Wakeboarding World Champion Sanne Meijer (NED) is heading to her second edition of The World Games when the multi-sport event returns to the United States in July 2022.
On tour to promote Alabama Jörn Verleger will be participating in the Competition Managers Meeting for The World Games 2022 on November 29th and 30th in Birmingham, Alabama. Before that, the President of the International Fistball Association (IFA) will go on a promotional tour together with his Secretary General Christoph Oberlehner. What the two IFA officials are promoting, they reveal in the IWGA Interview of the Month.
Shota Tezuka Strives for Gold (again) Qualifications for The Word Games 2022 continue to speed up. In November, as many as six international sports federations have used their continental or worldwide competitions to determine the best athletes for the Games in Birmingham, Alabama (7-17 July 2022).
IWGA CEO Joachim Gossow talked with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin about TWG 2022. The status of the preparations for The World Games 2022 (7 to 17 July) were the focus of the one-hour conversation at City Hall.