NPC Iran- Under the slogan, “Now Dream, Tomorrow
Paralympians,” the Korea Paralympic Committee (KPC) organised the 2022 Youth
Para Sports Camp held from 9 - 17 November with the aim to foster potential
young athletes and allow them to learn from para-athletes and contribute to
the growth of para-sports in developing countries.
Three Iranian Para Badminton’s
participants were athletes Mohammadreza Darabi (SU4), Sana Bagheri (SL4) and coach
Attending in the training camp is part of
efforts and strategic objectives of the NPC-Iran to nurture and develop more
youth athletes in a variety of sports codes in preparation for the future
national and international competitions.
Following Iranian para badminton athletes’ participation in the camp, KPC dedicated 40 Badminton rackets to NPC Iran.
The camp was held for the youth athletes
(born in 1998 - 2008) with Physical Impairment at KPC Icheon Training Centre, a
multi-training sports complex exclusively established for South Korean national
The training programs performed under
top-notch coaches, world class facilities and perfect condition. The appropriate
number of people in each class were divided and trained according to the group
characteristics and levels.
In all 60 athletes with impairments and
coaches from different countries were involved in the 9 days’ event, including
Guinea, Ghana, Poland, Guatemala, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Uzbekistan as
well as the host country Korea.
The main events of the camp were Sports
Academy training in two Sports Codes: Badminton and Archery. Participants also
had the chance to tour South Korea and experience the culture and tradition.
Athletes who were attended in the Camp were
received a medal bearing the event’s logo and a certificate of participation.