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Egyptian Paralympic Committee holds ceremony honoring recent victories for its athletes

Logo for Egyptian Paralympic Committee.

The Egyptian Paralympic Committee reported on Facebook today that they recently held a ceremony honoring its disability sport competitors who have performed well in the past year.  The event was attended 400 people including by members of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and Major General Mohammed Sabih from the Police Sporting Federation.  Ahmed Hassan,  director of Egypt national football team, also attended.

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Athletes honored included Egyptian powerlifting competitors who competed at the 2014 IPC World Powerlifting Championships in Dubai in April.  Egypt finished the competition with 12 medals, including four gold.  Seven of the medals were won by women.

 

Sitting volleyball players were also in attendance and honored.  The men’s team performed well at the Poland hosted June world championships,  defeating the United States 3 – 0 in group play, lost 0 – 3 to Iran, defeated Iraq 3 – 0.  In the round of sixteen, they defeated the Netherlands 3 – 0.  They defeated  China 1 – 3 in the quarterfinals.  In the semifinals, they lost to Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 – 3.  They then finished fourth after losing the bronze medal match 0 – 3 to Iran.

 

The men’s national deaf soccer team was also honored.  Wheelchair basketball players and swimmers were also in attendance.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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