Celebrations in honor of the sacred Paralympic champions in Tokyo

A ceremony in honor of the Moroccan players crowned at the Tokyo Paralympic Games was held in Rabat on Thursday, notably in the presence of the Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports, Chakib Benmoussa, and the President of the Royal Moroccan Sports Federation for People. With Disabilities (FRMSPSH), Hamid Al Auni.

Morocco won 4 gold medals thanks to Kamal Chantouf, Abdeslam Hili, Zakaria Derheim and Ayub Sadani, while the bronze medals were won by Fauzia Kisoui, Yusra Karim, Mohamed Amgoun and Azzedine Noori and Hayat Al Ghara, Saida Amoudi and 3 others. National blind football team.

On this occasion, Mr. Benmosa praised the remarkable participation of Moroccan athletes in this international high gathering, noting that these demonstrations and the progress made in these disciplines were given special attention by His Highness King Mohammed VI to the improvement of people’s conditions. denotes leaving. Handicap.

“The Paralympic Games promise a bright future for Morocco,” he said, noting that the promotion of Paralympic disciplines would provide significant added value to the national sport and the Olympic movement as a whole.
The ministry is working to build links between sports and school, especially through training of educational officers and promotion of school sports competitions, he said.

For his part, Mr. El Auni welcomed the decision of the public authorities to allocate bonuses of equal value to medal-winning athletes at both the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, recalling that the Kingdom is recording solid results in these disciplines . Since its first partnership in 1988.

In a statement, champion Zakaria Derheim expressed his great pride in winning the Olympic title in the shot put, a feat he dedicated to His Majesty King Mohammed VI and the technical staff, who made sure to bring together the best conditions to prepare for this meeting . ,

For his part, Yusra Karim said that despite the extraordinary situation associated with Covid-19 and the difficulties faced, the Moroccan champion’s unwavering desire and ambition allowed him to climb the podium and achieve a resounding victory.

A Moroccan delegation of 38 athletes, the largest ever seen, took part in the 16th edition of the Paralympic Games, which would prove to be the highest in national participation compared to 2008 and 2016 with only 7 medals.

This is Morocco’s 9th participation in these Games, after the Seoul–1988, Barcelona–1992, Atlanta–1996, Sydney–2000, Athens–2004, Beijing–2008, London–2012 and Rio–2016 editions.

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