Para-Sports medal events program for CWG 2010 released

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today released the Para-Sports medal events programme for the CWG, 2010.

The Commonwealth Games (CWG) will take place from October 3-14 2010 here and will showcase world-class sporting opportunities for elite athletes with a disability.

CWG, 2010 Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi said, the inclusion of the Para-Sport Medal Events Program in the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games will provide the city and the country an outstanding opportunity to build greater social awareness of Paralympic sports, as well as the elite performances that athletes with a disability are capable of achieving.

''These events will challenge us to develop a more 'barrier-free'' environment in Delhi, ensuring that all Commonwealth Games athletes fully enjoy their experience, and that the Games will leave a meaningful legacy in this regard,'' Kalmadi said.

The president of IPC Philip Craven said the commitment of the CGF will prove successful in 2010, providing elite sporting opportunities for athletes with a disability from all over the Commonwealth.

''As the world was able to see in China, the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games brought the Paralympic Movement to new heights,'' Philip said. ''And I look forward to seeing a positive impact in India during the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games with the global attention that is certain to accompany the event.'' Commonwealth Games Federation president Mike Fennell, said the relationship shared with the IPC and the Paralympic Movement is a priority for the CGF.

''The Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Para-Sport Medal events program will undoubtedly continue to be a valued added and distinct component to our Games, providing great opportunities, for elite athletes with a disability, while further promoting the positive impact of the Paralympic Movement and the relationship shared between the CGF and the IPC,'' Fennell said.

The 15 Para-Sports medal events to be included on the CWG 2010 programme are: Athletics: Men's Shot Put - F32/34/52 Men's 100m - T46 Men's 1500m - T54 Women's Shot Put - F32-34/52/53 Women's 100m - T37 Women's 1500m - T54 Swimming: Men's 50m Freestyle - S9 Men's 100m Freestyle - S8 Men's 100m Freestyle - S10 Women's 50m Freestyle - S9 Women's 100m Freestyle - S9 Women's 100m Butterfly - S9 Powerlifting: Men's Bench Press - Open, Women's Bench Press- Open Table Tennis: Women's Wheelchair - Open (Classes TT1-5) UNI RKM CS BD1940

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