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Women only para-table tennis competition wraps up in the United Arab Emirates

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Women table tennis players following their participation at the national table tennis event . Image credit: إتحاد الإمارات لرياضة المعاقين – U.A.E Disabled Sports Federation

A women’s only para-table tennis competition wrapped in a few days ago in the United Arab Emirates. The competition attracted table tennis players from around the country, and was open to players with hearing impairments, physical impairments and intellectual disabilities.

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Among the participants were 20 deaf women.  In the deaf competition,  Najat Ahmed, Susan Al-Yousef, and Shirin Naim were among the women who won medals.

The table tennis competition was part of a broader effort nationally to increase the number of women participating in disability sports.  The goal is to generally increase quality of life for women in the country, and to also identify women who have the potential to represent the United Arab Emirates internationally.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
<p>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.</p>

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