The United Through Sport (UTS) World Virtual Youth Festival 2021 came to a close Saturday 27th November after seven days of virtual competition. The event, hosted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and under the patronage of the IOC, IPC, SOI, SportAccord, GAISF and AIMS allowed youth from across the globe to compete in various categories and age groups. More than 100 International Federations took part in the workshops, conference sessions, and festival with over 40,000 participants.
With the final results only announced in late December, WFDF offers its congratulations to Jennifer Richner, Felix Gerwin, and Kuno Jordi of Switzerland who was awarded Silver in the U18 Talent division, and to Tom Rohrer and Joya Richner of Switzerland for earning the Gold medal in the U14 division. Eleven Flying Disc athletes showcasing the discipline of Freestyle from Malaysia, Thailand, Switzerland, and Italy competed in various competitive events.
“The United Through Sports World Virtual Youth Festival provides an excellent opportunity for competition in these restrictive times and we are delighted that youth from our Flying Disc community took part and excelled,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We offer particular thanks to our discipline chairs, coaches, and parents for supporting the event. We will look forward to next year’s edition as well as a wider return to play for athletes of all ages across all our disciplines in 2022.”
United Through Sports announced at the closing ceremony that the Republic of Uzbekistan will host the 2022 and third edition of the World Virtual Youth Festival.