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Lebabon’s Youth and Sports Minister Abdul Muttalib Hinnawi met with Lebanese Paralympic Committee representative

Lebanese Paralympic Committee logo. Lebanese Paralympic Committee logo. Image credit: Lebanese Paralympic Committee

Earlier today, Lebabon’s Youth and Sports Minister Abdul Muttalib Hinnawi met with Lebanese Paralympic Committee Vice President Mohammad Abdouni where the pair discussed sporting activities involving people with disabilities, and specifically discussed the upcoming Para Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.  Lebanon is sending a 15 athlete strong delegation, one of their largest delegation to any major international sporting event.

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At the 2010 edition of the Para Asian Games, the country sent a delegation of eight athletes and won two medals. Sports they competed in included table tennis. That team included four table tennis players, Elie El-Rahbany, Barak Bakr , Ahmad Abou Hachem and Mustapha Harake. None made it out of group play. The 2014 Games officially start on October 18 and last until October 24.

 

At the more recent 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, Lebabon sent only one competitor, cyclist Edward Maalouf who in two events had a best finish of ninth.  At the 2008 Games, he had won a pair of bronze medals.  The country did not send a team in 2004, and sent tack and field athletes Mahmoud Habbal and Hussein Ghandour to the 2000 Summer Paralympics where neither medaled.

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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