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Guangdong holds fitness week activities for peoople with disabilities

Source: Updated: 2019-08-14

The launching ceremony of the 9th Fitness Week for people with disabilities was held in Guangdong Rehabilitation Center for People with Disabilities on Aug 10.

The launching ceremony of the 9th fitness week for people with disabilities is held in Guangdong on Aug 10. [photo/] 

Fan Yitao, president of the Guangdong Association for People with Hearing Disabilities, presented certificates to 10 charity organizations and enterprises to thank them for their love for people with hearing disabilities and their selfless dedication to the society.

About 110 people with disabilities from Guangdong and Macao gathered to support the upcoming 10th National Games of Disabled Persons and the 7th Special Olympics to be held in Tianjin.

Participants take part in dryland curling exercise. [photo/]

The two-day event kicked off on the afternoon of Aug 10. After warm-up exercises, the coach introduced dryland curling to the participants. The participants had fun learning how to play the sport. The activity allowed more people with disabilities to learn about curling and the winter Olympics and winter Paralympics.

On the morning of Aug 11, 35 people with disabilities and other people from Guangdong and Macao formed seven teams and participated in the 2019 Pearl River Delta Bowling Friendly Match. After two hours competition, Fan Yitao and the chairman of the Guangdong Lions Club, and Yan Zhibin, chairman of the Committee for helping people with disabilities, presented individual and group awards to the winners and the teams.

One participant takes part in the bowling competition. [photo/]

Fan said that since the reform and opening-up, the economy and peoples life in Guangdong province have changed dramatically. However, some local sports facilities are still limited, and it is difficult to carry out activities for local residents. Through organizing this event and sending equipment to local people, he hopes that more of them will be able to enjoy doing sports and live healthier lives.

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