Romania will have in Brazil the largest delegation of athletes in the history of its participation in the Paralympic Games, a release issued for Agerpres informs.
Romania will be represented by 12 Paralympic sportspeople in athletics, cycling, judo for the visually impaired, kayaking, swimming and table tennis at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (September 7 to 18).
The National Paralympic Committee had at its disposal 12,000 euros from the registration fees in the DHL Marathon, Carpathians Relay and from donations, for the training of Paralympic sportspeople.
”All the funds to be collected at the 2016 edition of the DHL Marathon and Carpathians Relay will be donated to those athletes who will represent us in the Paralympic Games in Rio. I wish them good luck and I hope they return home with as many medals as possible,” said Daniel Kearvell, Managing Director DHL Express Romania.
”Sport represents for disabled people an excellent way for them to integrate into society. Due to the sportspeople’s willpower and the support received, Romania is now acknowledged worldwide for medals obtained in Paralympic sports. We are very grateful that the DHL Marathon has chosen to support our athletes’ efforts and we thank all those who got involved in this project,” said Sally Wood-Lamont, President of the National Paralympic Committee.
This year it will be the DHL Marathon’s 7th edition and it will take place in Poiana Brasov.