In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has honored Dr. Hayat Khattab for her efforts and achievements in inspiring women in the Paralympic Movement.
Dr. Khattab, President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Egypt, received the 2018 International Women’s Day Recognition, amid a record number of nominations that was narrowed to five candidates.
The annual award is distributed to someone who embodies the spirit of the Paralympics and serves as a role model within the Movement for all females, from athletes to technical officials and committee leaders.
“Getting such an award is a great honor to me personally and to the Egyptian Paralympic Committee. I am very proud of getting this award, which is a compensation for all the hard work I have been doing for the Paralympic Movement,” Dr. Khattab said.
The decision to award Dr. Khattab with the Recognition was made by the IPC’s Women in Sport Committee. They voted for the winner from a shortlist that included four other influential people from within the world of Para sport – Esther Verfeer (Netherlands), Mina Mojtahedi (Finland), Sarah Storey (Great Britain) and Zahra Nemati (Iran).