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.
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.