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Disabled athletes fight for places at Paragames

Update: October, 08/2019 - 08:59

 

The top athletes at the event in Thái Nguyên Province will be selected to compete at the upcoming 10th Paragames. — Photo baomoi.com

HÀ NỘI — Disabled athletes from across the country are competing at the Sports Service and Competition Centre in the northern province of Thái Nguyên.

Athletes are battling it out in table tennis, badminton, weightlifting, chess and boccia. Chess players must be at least 12 years old while other athletes must be at least 15 years old.

The tournament aims to promote physical health and encourage the disabled to participate in sports to improve health, confidence and social integration.

The results of the tournament will serve to evaluate sports campaigns among provinces to build plans for future tournaments.

Top athletes will be selected to compete in the 10th Paragames that will be held in the Philippines in 2020, as well as other international events.

The tournament will conclude on October 13. — VNS

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