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My journey to become a Paralympic champion

Jeffrey Ige

Event: Stockholm Peace Talks 2017
Location: City Hall, Stockholm
Date: 21/03/2017

“Inclusion has always been a struggle for me, and for our entire group. And sports has helped me so, so much. And just so that I could get to my club Huddinge, that meant so much. Because there, I have always felt as one of the team. They have never viewed me as disabled.”

Jeffrey Ige, a talented shot put athlete in Sweden, talks about his journey to become a Paralympic Champion. He highlights the power of sports to promote inclusion and peace.

Stockholm Peace Talks 2017. Recorded at Stockholm City Hall on March 21, 2017.

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Jeffrey Ige

Swedish Paralympic Champion

Jeffrey is a Swedish Paralympic Champion. As a talented shot put athlete, he won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. Jeffrey won the World and European Championship titles in 2011 and 2014 respectively, and broke the world record multiple times in his category. His journey from the outskirts of Stockholm to the Olympic podiums has inspired many, and turned him into a model of integration through sports.