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.
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.