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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:40 - Updated Sun, 17 Apr 2011 14:31

Paralympics chairperson stresses cross-country competitive level


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Malanje - The human presence in the 8th edition of the Cross Country for disabled athletes, the competitive levels recorded in the tournament held Saturday in the province of Malange, were highlighted by the chairperson of the Angolan Paralympics Committee (CPA), Leonel da Rocha Pinto, as signs of development of sports disabled people in the country.

The official, who was speaking to the reporters after the event, which saw the participation of 112 athletes from 14 provinces (Cabinda, Cunene, Kuando Kubango and Lunda Norte were absent), said that the province of Malange is part of the strategy of the institution he leads, in a view of spreading of sports and infrastructure.

The also chairperson of the African Paralympics Committee also highlighted the State's involvement in developing policies of disability sports, highlighting the fact that 90 percent of the delegation to the event have been carried by the railways of Luanda, in a journey dubbed the "train of Paralympics athletes.