Capital's sports festival gathered about two hundred athletes with disabilities
According to the official website of capital akimat, the II city sports festival was held among people with disabilities in Astana. The organizers of the sports event were the city Department of culture and sports, sports club «Zhiger», the city branch of the party «NurOtan», the society of parents of children with disabilities «world of equal opportunities».
In the competition organized in the framework of the program «Astana – a city of strong-minded people», athletes with disabilities competed in disciplines such as table tennis, chess, checkers, togyzkumalak, powerlifting, volleyball, and bocce golbal.
During the event, the Kazakhstan Federation of Paralympic sport «Boccia» was officially established.
It should be noted that the competitions organized within the framework of the program «Astana is a city of strong – minded people» were held for the first time in the new Paralympic training center, which opened its doors in July.
«Last year, the first city Olympics took place in the ice Palace «Alau». I can say that our sports facilities are not always adapted for the disabled. Therefore, in our center everything is arranged so that everyone can freely and without hesitation come and do. The center is equipped with certified equipment and simulators, which hold large-scale events such as the Asian games. The venue for the current Olympics is provided free of charge, and in General all the trainings that are held here – they are all free, we have no goal to earn. Our doors are open for all people with disabilities», – said the director of the paralympic training center Asan Turlybayev.
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