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Table tennis competition gets under away in Egypt

Three people Organizers in Egypt. Image credit: Egyptian Paralympic Committee اللجنة البارالمبية المصرية

A table tennis competition for athletes with physical disabilities got underway in Egypt this morning in the Suez region, with the competition running until Friday.

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The competition is being run under the auspices of the Egyptian Paralympic Committee.  It started  this morning at 10:00 AM local time with all competitors undergoing classification and a medical evaluation.

 

Table tennis is a popular Paralympic sport in Egypt, with the country sending a eight strong delegation to the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. The members of that team included Abdelrahman Abdelwahab, Ehab Fetir, Sameh Saleh, Sayed Youssef, Fadia Ahmed, Angham Maghraby, Eman Mahmoud, and Faiza Mahmoud.  Saleh had the best performance, winning a bronze medal in the men’s singles class 4 event.

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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