The Dwarf Sports Association Ireland, (DSAI), is a sporting organisation established in 2012 with the aim of encouraging people with restricted growth conditions to participate in sports at a level suited to their ability.
As there is a lack of sports opportunity for short statured people, the DSAI hopes to provide an environment which rewards dwarf athletes by taking their ambitions seriously and through their training and dedication, giving them a realistic opportunity to succeed.
From the 4th-12th of August 2017, nine athletes from Team Ireland competed in the 7th World Dwarf Games at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Team Ireland brought home 17 medals in various sports, including javelin, discus, swimming, power lifting, archery and table tennis.
This is the largest sporting event in history exclusively for athletes with dwarfism. The prestigious and unique event incorporated many different sports and gave opportunity for both recreational and elite athletes from around the world to participate in a week of competition and camaraderie.
On the 18th of Febuary 2023, we held our 7th annual DSAI Sports Day at the Irish Deaf Village, Inspire Fitness, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.
Keep an eye out for our next sports day in February 2024, with dates to be confirmed. The dates will be confirmed through our facebook page closer to the time.
This summer of 2023 had 14 Irish Athletes compete in the 8th World Dwarf Games in Cologne, Germany. The games were held from the 28th of July to the 6th of August 2023 at the German Sports University in Cologne. Team Ireland brought home 18 medals from the games with medals won in powerlifting, badminton, archery, swimming and track & field. We are very proud of our team efforts and achievements at the games which we believe the future is bright and prosperous for our members.
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