Representing the ‘Statesmen’ team from America, Eddie Piedra (23) said: “It's a great honour to represent your state in Northern Ireland, knowing all of us were selected by our country. It's nice to be here to compete against all the other countries in the world.
“Everyone wants that top spot, everyone wants the gold. Track and field times can go towards qualifying for the Paralympics.”
Amy Roloff, Statesmen team coach, said: “The team is very competitive, but we also know football is a European sport, not necessarily an American one.
“We have some wonderful athletes here. Either we'll get some good competition or we'll give them good competition.”
Amy, who also stars in the American reality television series ‘Little People, Big World', said: “My crew are covering this event. The television series is one of the first to depict little people as just regular people.”
The Games will run until Sunday."
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As with the DAAA, athletes are encouraged to participate in many sports even if it is not "their" sport. However, the big event for the Roloffs and the one that fans will be most interested in is football/soccer. That isn't scheduled until Saturday August 1st.