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Sheikh Salman receives Paralympics athletes

paraolympicKUWAIT: Information and State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah received a delegation yesterday from Kuwait Handicapped Sports Club. The delegation was headed by the club’s chairman of the board Shafi Al-Hajiri and included several athletes from the club.

Al-Hajiri lauded the support the club receives from Sheikh Salman, which reflects the support of the political leadership to distinguished athletes of special needs. He said Sheikh Salman urged the club’s players to work hard and train well to achieve more for Kuwait’s handicapped sports, adding that Sheikh Salman promised to solve all the problems the club faces in coordination with the Sports Public Authority. Al-Hajiri also said players promised to work harder to improve their skills and to get to the best level in preparation for their participation in the paralympics in Brazil next year.

Meanwhile, wheelchair 100 meter world champion Ahamd Al-Mutairi appreciated the initiative of Sheikh Salmen Al-Humoud in receiving the handicapped club players, adding that this is a confirmation of the state’s care for these distinguished athletes. Al- Mutairi said the support of the board of directors to the players in cooperation with SPA is one of the most important reasons for achieving victories, adding that he and his mates will spare no effort to make other achievements for Kuwait’s handicapped sports

By Abdullatif Shara

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