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How Coffee Helps You With Trisome Games

Finally, a competition that puts the best Down Syndrome athletes on one stage! The Trisome Games is that competition. The games for the first time in 2016 in Florence Italy. It saw some of the strongest competitors in events like gymnastics, swimming, and athletics.
One of the star athletes of the 2016 games gave us a glimpse into what made her excel in over five events. She chose to remain anonymous but told us coffee was her secret tool for excellence.
Can Coffee Help You Win?
We didn’t believe her at first. Research has shown coffee can have a positive impact on athletes. The next Trisome games in 2020 promise to have fierce competition. They expect an increase in the 1000 athletes in 2016. If you’re a focused athlete looking to earn gold. Here’s how coffee can help.
Coffee Can Improve Performance
A shot of espresso can rev you up to perform your best. Our star Trisome athlete was able to improve her times at the games. She attributes it to caffeine. Research has shown coffee can make the body use fat as fuel. That means less strain on the muscles, and the athlete has sugars as a backup source. It also improves concentration. Athletes can make better decisions and recall their training.
Coffee Reduces Pain After Competing
Research shows that coffee after competing or exercise can reduce soreness. It is useful for those resuming training after an offseason. Pain is more intense, so a drug-free aid helps.
If you have multiple events to enter on the same day, try some. The jolt of caffeine can keep your muscles loose, and blood pumping.
So an iced coffee helped our anonymous athlete compete in back to back events, with minimal pain. She was able to easily medal in those events.
Coffee Delays Exhaustion
The last 50 meters, the last swimming lap, or the last set in tennis. They all push you to the brink of exhaustion. Our trisome athlete said that she was able to push herself a little harder at the end of her events. It was the difference between fourth place and a medal.
There has been some research to back that up. A 2012 publication explored the acute effect of coffee on training. The athletes tested in two groups. Researchers instructed one group to consume caffeine before their workout. Those who did not consume burnt out faster than those who did. It could be a placebo but our successful interviewee did not care. It got the job done.
Your Coffee Regimen At The Next Trisome Games
Coffee has no negative impact on people with Down Syndrome. So a relaxing day with brewing coffee or intense training with a cup of java won’t hurt. You don’t want to overdo it, as you can build up a resistance.
Have a cup of black coffee two or three hours before your event. Another cup helps those sore muscles recover, post-event. Don’t drink it too close to competing, unless you don’t mind throwing up.
Your Brew Is Your Secret Weapon
The last games were intense. Whether it’s improving your concentration, endurance, or reducing pain. Coffee helps you with trisome games preparation and competition.
You need an edge over your competitors. Coffee is a safe, legal way to keep you focused. For the next trisome games, keep some nearby. A few sips of that Starbucks can get you over the finish line.

Givova will be the technical sponsor of Trisome Games

This morning was held at the headquarters of the historic Società Canottieri Firenze, in a charming location at the foot of Ponte Vecchio, the press conference to present the partnership between the TRISOME GAMES 2016 and GIVOVA .
The city of Florence will host, in fact, from 15 to 22 July 2016 the first edition of the “Trisome Games”, the first Olympics reserved for athletes with Down syndrome.
The event, organized by the Local Organizing Committee, chaired by Alessio Focardi, this year has been assigned to Italy and specifically in Florence by the Su-Ds – Sports Union for athletes with Down Syndrome – the international body that oversees the sport for athletes suffering from Trisomy 21.
The prestigious event can boast an equally prestigious sponsor, GIVOVA, which once again demonstrates, in intent and with the facts, to be close to sport and social.
The athletes will be engaged in 9 sports disciplines: athletics, swimming, synchronized swimming, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, futsal, judo, tennis, table tennis.
The Olympics of Florence will be dedicated only to athletes with Down syndrome: at the moment there are already registered 34 nations from the 5 continents with the presence of almost 900 athletes and technicians.
The Trisome Village will also be set up in the Campo di Marte area. The opening ceremony is scheduled in Piazza della Signoria and in the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio will be held the world congress of the Paralympic associations.
Exceptional test will be the athlete Nicole Orlando, a disabled champion who won 5 medals at the Iaads World Championships in South Africa.
GIVOVA shares the aims and objectives of this noble event, above all in reference to the abatement of stereotypes and prejudices.
Sport must necessarily be close to the social, as a vehicle for inclusion and integration, and a means that overcomes all obstacles
This year, for the sport, the jump will really be “higher”, thanks to a sponsor like GIVOVA, who has always shared the most healthy and positive values.

Dinner for the Trisome Games at Palazzo Vecchio with the godmother Matilde Renzi

Fifty days left, at the great Florentine event of the Trisome Games , which in the meantime have landed at Palazzo Vecchio, for a dinner desired by the City of Florence and the Tuscany Region held last May 23 in the Sala d’Arme della seat of the Municipality, symbol of the city. At the promotional meeting were the Mayor Dario Nardella , the commissioners Andrea Vannucci and Sara Funaro , the President of the Regional Council Eugenio Giani , the regional councilor Stefania Saccardi , the godmother of the Trisome Games Matilde Renziaccompanied by his sister-in-law Agnese Renzi , the national FISDIR President Marco Borzacchini, the FISDIR Delegate Tuscany Nevio Massai , the CIP President of Tuscany Massimo Porciani, the President of Coni Toscana Salvatore Sanzo , the President of COL dei Trisome Games Alessio Focardi , and the highest authorities of the territory, together with some representatives of Florentine entrepreneurship. The city and its institutions look forward to the great event that will involve Florence from 15 to 22 July , with many athletes with Down syndrome ready to fight for a medal, have fun and entertain.