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News / Serbia’s Paralympic team competes in Tokyo with EU support
The Tokyo Games are not over. The Paralympic Games in Tokyo began on 24 August, and 20 Serbian athletes are competing in archery, athletics, cycling, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis, and taekwondo. The European Union delegation to Serbia is a proud partner of the Serbian Paralympic team, covering the costs of transporting the athletes, their coaches and staff to Tokyo, and supporting the Serbian Paralympic Committee in performing its duties and promoting sports for all in Serbia.
On the eve of the departure of the Serbian Paralympic team to Tokyo, Ambassador Sem Fabrizi said, “I am very proud of the European Union’s partnership with the Serbian Paralympic Movement. They are amazing athletes who have overcome extremely complex challenges in order to achieve great results. I am sure that they will achieve great results also in Tokyo and that they will make us proud, and we hope that they will return with medals.”
The history of the Paralympic Games dates back to 1948, when as part of the recovery of Second World War veterans with spinal injuries, Sir Ludwig Gutmann organised a shooting competition. It has been an international competition since 1952, and since 1960 it has been held in the same city as the Olympic Games.
Source: EU Delegation to Serbia
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