January 14, 2020: Today the International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3) announced it will hold its 2020 Master’s World Championships as part of the 7th TAFISA World Sport For All Games Lisbon 2020. The event will take place October 1-7th in Lisbon, Portugal. The exact dates of the functional fitness competition will be announced shortly.
The Association for International Sport for All or TAFISA is the leading international sport for all association and strives to raise awareness about the benefits of Sport For All and physical activity. TAFISA endeavors to reintroduce physical activity into the everyday life in order to bring joy, health, social interaction, integration and development to communities and citizens around the globe.
Every four years TAFISA holds their flagship event, the World Sport for All Games. The event typically attracts up to 50,000 participants and visitors from up to 100 countries and is often under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations Educational, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The iF3 Master’s World Championships will take place during the World Sport for All Games and allow the competitors the unique opportunity to participate in a large multi-sport event that brings together many different cultures, people, and sports in a picturesque and historic location.
Gretchen Kittelberger, President of the iF3, expressed her excitement about the event saying, “We are incredibly honored to be able to be a part of TAFISA’s World Sport For All Games and have our Master’s World Championship as part of the event. Our Master’s community truly exemplifies the spirit of togetherness and camaraderie in sport and is living proof of the value sports participation can bring to your life at all age ranges. Being able to give this community the unique opportunity to compete at the World Sport for All Games and honor their contributions to the development of our sport makes us very proud and excited as an organization. We look forward to a fantastic event.”
The iF3 Master’s World Championships will feature competitions in the following age groups 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+. Athletes’ age is determined by their age as of December 31, 2020. Each National Federation of the iF3 is allowed to send up to 3 male and 3 female athletes to compete in each age division. Additional spaces will be made available for athletes from the host country of Portugal. Athletes looking to qualify to the iF3 Master’s World Championships should reach out to the National Federation in their country about the qualifying process.
João Pedro Graça, Executive Director of the World Sport for All Games, had this message for participants, “Tafisa’s 7th World Games are organized by the Portuguese Confederation of Sport by delegation of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth and in partnership with the Lisbon City Council. We will develop all activities in sequence with the European Sport Week 2020 and looking at Lisbon European Capital of Sport 2021.We promise to offer you an unforgettable experience and the support of an experienced and competent team. We are prepared and willing to welcome you with all your multicultural and sporting skills that are undoubtedly unique and spectacular. We welcome you to Portugal and Lisbon.”
The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA): TAFISA is the leading international sport for all organization and aims to create a better world through sport for all and physical activity globally. TAFISA is headquartered in Frankurt am Main, Germany. To learn more about TAFISA please visit: http://www.tafisa.org
The TAFISA World Games official website can be found at https://tafisaworldgames2020.org/
International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3): iF3 is the international governing body for competitive functional fitness. iF3 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers who work to serve the best interests of the sport and athletes. To learn more about iF3, or to donate, please visit: www.functionalfitnessfederation.org or https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/international-functional-fitness-federation2
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