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Azerbaijan's para-athletes claim 11 medals in Dubai

28 March 2017 [13:46] - TODAY.AZ
By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani Paralympic athletes have grabbed 11 medals at the 9th FAZAA World Para Athletics Grand Prix held in Dubai, the UAE.

Azerbaijan’s medal hopes were pinned on eight athletes. The Azerbaijani para-athletes won 5 gold, 5 silver and a bronze medal.

Moreover, Samir Nabiyev (category F57, wheelchair) set a new European discus throw record (46.67 m), reported.

Azerbaijani athlete Olohan Musaev became the champion in the discus throw in the other group, while Elvin Astanov won silver in the javelin.

The National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan (NPKA) was established in 1996.

The Committee is developing 12 of the 19 Paralympic sports. By the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, two sports will also be added to them.

Over the past few years, the National paralympic team has made great achievements.


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