Coffs swimmer competes at the Virtus Global Games in France

Amelia Moore is competing on the world stage.

COFFS Harbour swimmer Amelia Moore has spent this week representing Australia at the Virtus Global Games in France.

The Virtus Global Games are the world’s largest elite sports event for athletes with an intellectual impairment, and are held every four years with the latest edition currently being held from 4-10 June.

The Coffs Harbour Swimming Club member competes in the S19 category, which features athletes with high functioning autism.

Moore has had a busy schedule in the pool competing in 10 individual events across all four strokes from the 50m to the 200m, plus any relays she is chosen for.

The sixteen-year-old described what her goals were while competing in France.

“Bring home memories and make new friends, and win medals and set personal bests,” she said.

A recent shoulder injury has not affected her recent form heading into the Virtus Global Games.

“Considering my injuries that I’ve had, I’m still getting personal bests and results,” she said.

Moore had a great run into the Virtus Global Games, winning 10 gold medals at the Swimming North Coast Short Course Championships and setting 6 NSW records.

Moore had a great meet while competing at last year’s Virtus Oceania Asia Games in Brisbane, winning three gold medals and four silver medals.


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