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Paniz is a badminton coach who is studying engineering prosthetics and orthotics in Sweden. She founded an integration project for children and young adults called “Better Future with Fyrisfjädern” and is working today with a COVID-19 Sports Response project. Paniz was also a Young Sport Maker at Global Sports Week Paris.

Paniz Yousefi Mojtahedi


Parallel Play is a project to support the inclusion of people with disabilities, by allowing them to become champions in the accessible sport of badminton. The idea is to open up training groups for athletes with different disabilities in existing badminton clubs. The long-term goal is to have athletes qualified for the Paralympic Games and Special Olympics. To date, the project has established five training groups in three cities; been part of five camps; and secured four medals at its first international competition in Helsinki.


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