An event dedicated to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was held at Tbilisi Para sport Development Center. Within the scope of the event, Georgian and Hungarian Paralympians held a demonstration match of the new type of sport - Paratechvol (seating table volleyball). Within the event framework, Hungary's Consul to Georgia - Aniko Farkas presented a textile table to the Georgian Paralympic Committee on behalf of the Government of Hungary.
Additionally, the opening ceremony of the international tournament "Tbilisi Cup 2019" was also held today. Concurrently, the paintings by the schoolchildren on the theme of the Paralympic Movement were displayed on the premises. The author of the best work was awarded with special prizes.
It is noteworthy that in recent years, Georgian Para sport has received special attention in our country. In 2015, a Parasport Development Center was opened in Tbilisi, fully adapted for people with disabilities. This year, by the decision of the Government of Georgia, a monthly state scholarship of 1000 GEL was set for the Paralympic champions.
In 2019, Georgian Paralympians won 150 medals in various sports, at World and European championships internationally. This year Tbilisi hosted the first European Amputee Football Champions League with 6 European teams participating. It is noteworthy, that next year is especially busy for Georgian athletes. Our Paralympians look forward to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games for which they are actively preparing.