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Mohit Chand


Special Olympics Papakura athlete Mohit Chand is looking forward to using his role as Global Messenger to get more people with intellectual disabilities into sport.

“It helps to develop their confidence in themselves, meet other people and socialise. I can use myself as an example to bring more people to Special Olympics and provide them with the same experience.”

Twenty-two year old Mohit has been competing with Special Olympics Papakura for the last five years, and currently plays both ten pin bowling and basketball, although ten pin bowling is his favourite. In 2013 he travelled to the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Dunedin, where he took home two gold medals!

In addition to his sporting prowess, Mohit loves dancing and music, and has been performing at charity events with StarJam for the past six years. He also writes stories, and his own music and songs.

Mohit says he was “happy and excited” to be selected for the Global Messenger programme, and is looking forward to learning more skills and gaining confidence.

“I’m excited about gaining confidence in public speaking and presentation skills, and experience in meeting and greeting new people.”

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