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International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

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Thank you for visiting the official website of the Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee (ZNPC). Our goal is to help cultivate and develop the Paralympic Movement throughout the country of Zimbabwe and support those athletes competing at both the grassroots and elite levels and all the athletes that fall in between.

Feel free to take a look around the site, where you will find information about who we are and the athletes we support and their stories via news articles, features, images and videos. You will also find vital information regarding the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Paralympic Games, as well as matters pertaining to anti-doping and classification in Paralympic Sport.

ParaAthletics Education Workshop:Road to Tokyo 2020

 

The ParaAthletics Education Workshop enters day two and day three on a high note with the number of participants rising to over 40 participants as Churchill High School special class joins the workshop. The workshop is running at Churchill High School in Harare.

Amongst the participants is Ilucky Chitimbe (pictured above second from left)  a nominee in the inaugural AUSC regional 5 regional annual sports awards under a Person with Disability category. He scooped two gold medals and a silver medal at the AUSC Region 5 competitions in 2015 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, the award went to a South African athlete.

The Secretary General Mr Garaba, the organiser said "I am happy with Ilucky, he is here at this workshop together with others, I know they all will learn a lot from the Japanese coach Naoya Kitabayashi. Actually we have three other athletes who are going to German for a qualifier on the 11th of July 2016 with Ilucky here". It is from this qualifier our athletes will be classified and/or qualify for Rio 2016."

The workshop ending on Saturday is teaching on athletics rules and regulations in track and field events and rules and regulations and practice for throwing events. as well as rules and regulations for coaching. Other topics of interest covered so far were on anti-doping and classification among others.

With the Rio 2016 around the corner, the focus has already been shifted to Tokyo 2020 hence Road to Tokyo 2020. The Japanese Paralympic Committee promised to come back until 2020 with different experts in athletics.

Mr Garaba added that the Japanese Ambassador confirmed his coming to the closing ceremony at the ZNP Headquarters, National Sports Stadium, tomorrow the 1st of July at 1400hrs as Guest of Honour.  The Minister of Sport and Recreation Commission, Makhosini Hlongwane will be in attendance too.

 

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