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National Physical Disabled Table Tennis Association-Nepal continues regular training

Man in wheelchair playing table tennis Table tennis players at practice. Image credit: National Physical Disabled Table Tennis Association-Nepal
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Table tennis players warming up. Image credit: National Physical Disabled Table Tennis Association-Nepal

Regular opportunities for table tennis players with disability take place in Nepal. The National Physical Disabled Table Tennis Association-Nepal runs regular sessions for athletes with several types of disabilities.

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Training takes place both inside and out, with the nicer equipment inside.  Competitors of all ages participate.  The organization behind it also organizes tournaments, using them to advocate and create awareness of people with disabilities. They get support from Rotary Nepal Disability Awareness Campaign Project for this work.

 

Nepal has competed at only three Paralympic games: 2004, 2008 and 2012.  They have never sent a table tennis competitors, only track and field athletes who have yet to win a medal.  Nepalese table tennis players were represented at the recently completed 2014 Para Asian Games.

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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