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Year 9 Student Cohan, Representing Australia at the World Dwarf Games

June 7, 2023

Cohan, a remarkable Australian sportsman and Year 9 student at MacKillop College Warnervale, is set to embark on an extraordinary journey as he represents his country in the World Dwarf Games. Despite being faced with medical complications and being told he may not be able to compete at a high level, Cohan has defied the odds and secured a spot on not just one, but two teams- basketball and soccer. Cohan is the youngest Australian representative at the World Dwarf Games, a testament to his determination and resilience.

The World Dwarf Games, the largest international sporting event exclusively for athletes with dwarfism, is set to make history again in 2023 with the largest gathering of short-statured athletes ever seen. For Cohan, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, filled with opportunities to showcase his athletic abilities alongside others who share a similar journey.

The games encompass a wide range of sports, including basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, swimming, table tennis, badminton, floor hockey, boccia, archery, curling, powerlifting, and marksmanship. Athletes of all ages and abilities come together to compete, fostering international understanding and raising awareness about the dwarf experience worldwide. In addition to the competitive events, participants engage in special clinics and have the chance to connect with elite athletes who have excelled on the international stage, such as those who have competed in the Parapan Am Games and Paralympics.

His dedication and passion serve as an inspiration to others, proving that with a belief in yourself, any obstacle can be overcome. As Cohan embarks on this incredible journey, we eagerly await the stories and unforgettable moments to be told. We wish him the best of luck and know that he will continue to inspire others with his extraordinary achievements.