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Aziza Speight, 32, will compete in powerlifting at the Games in Orlando, Florida, next June, telling PEOPLE: “I feel a whole bunch proud.”
She was surprised by the news that she would be invited to the USA Games for Team New York in a video call featuring “This Is How We Do It” singer Montell Jordan last week, who is a specials ambassador for the Special Olympics.
“People with special needs are extremely competitive, talented, and even when they have extremely challenging disabilities, they are ready for a challenge,” says Jordan. “Truthfully, I thought I might be able to inspire some of the athletes, and I immediately found that it was me who was inspired!”