Category: Afghanistan

Afghanistan Barrier Free Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Evacuated Afghan athlete Hossain Rasouli makes debut at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Hossain Rasouli became the first athlete representing Afghanistan to take part in the Tokyo Paralympics, a feat that looked impossible when it appeared the country’s team would be unable to travel safely to Japan to be part of the world’s largest sporting event for people with disabilities, which started a week ago.

Afghanistan Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Athletes evacuated from Afghanistan Prepare for Tokyo Paralympics

They have started living in the athletes’ village and preparing for their competitions, the IPC said in a statement late Saturday…

“Zakia and Hossain are now in Tokyo to fulfill their dreams, sending out a strong message of hope to many others around the world,” IPC President Andrew Parsons said in the statement after meeting with them at the village…”The meeting was extremely emotional. There were lots of tears from everyone in the room. It really was a remarkable meeting,” IPC spokesman Craig Spence told a press briefing on Sunday.