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The Zubair Corporation (Z-Corp) collaboration team has participated an open forum for Oman’s paralympic athletes, in association with the Oman Paralympic Committee in Bausher. Athletes and staff members of Oman Paralympic Committee from across the country participated in the forum.
Around eighty Paralympic athletes from various governmental and private institutions participated in individual and group sports competitions. The participants, aged between 15 and 35, took part in events such as the 100m and 200m sprint, discus, javelin and shot put.
The aim of the open day forum was to provide a platform for youngsters to showcase their talent and help the Paralympic Committee select players for competitions and sporting events both inside and outside the country.
Faisal Al Mandhari, Assistant Social Communications at the Zubair Corporation said that they were pleased to collaborate with the Oman Paralympic Committee, adding “this forum highlighted the importance of involving and encouraging athletes with disabilities to participate in various competitions.”
“Above all we believe that inspiring the disabled to take part in sports competitions enhances their confidence and contributes to their integration into society.”
Sonia Mustapha, coach at the Oman Paralympic Committee was quoted as saying “we have a responsibility to rehabilitate and train athletes with special needs through various Paralympic competitions. This gives us an opportunity to tap into new talent and train them to participate in local and international competitions. We thank Zubair for supporting this event which aims to focus on and encourage the young Omani talent.”
In 2017 Mohammed Al Mashaykhi, won silver in the shot put final at the World Para Athletics Championships, making it a first for the Sultanate.