(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs (QSRSN) won 22 medals (7 gold, 9 silver, and 6 bronze) at the Special Olympics for persons with disabilities, organized by Qatar Sports Federation for Special Needs and Qatar School Sports Federation under the auspices of Qatar Olympic Committee.
The three-day school Olympiad was held at the federation headquarters in Al Duhail and Qatar SC stadium. QSRSN's members and a large group of students in independent schools, private schools, and centers specialized in the rehabilitation and education of persons with disabilities in the state participated in the event.
The competition covered a variety of sports, including running competitions (60, 100 and 200 meters), jumping, throwing and boccia.
Taleb Afifah, member of the Board of Directors of QSRSN, explained that the Olympics seeks to introduce the activities carried out by persons with disabilities in the sports field as well as to provide opportunities for students with disabilities in all educational centres and schools in Qatar to participate in sports events, and to encourage them to be competitive in addition to, contribute to their integration into the society with all its diverse social, cultural and sporting activities, which plays a major role in achieving a decent life for them.
He expressed pride with the achievement of the members of QSRSN and its centers, 'educational, rehabilitation of girls and rehabilitation of boys after winning 22 medals.
Taleb Afifah added that QSRSN's members participate annually in the Special Olympics games for persons with disabilities.