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May 21, 2024 10:19
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The APC have revealed the lineup of 10 sports to be showcased in the upcoming edition of the Asian Youth Para Games (AYPG).

 

Iran NPC, Tehran: The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) revealed the lineup of 10 sports scheduled to be showcased in the upcoming edition of the Asian Youth Para Games (AYPG), set to occur in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from September to October 2025.

Nine of these 10 sports are Paralympic sports and will feature in the upcoming Paris 2024 Games.


The full list of sports included in the programme are Para Athletics, Para-Armwrestling, Para Cycling, Goalball, Para Judo, Para Powerlifting, Para Swimming, Para Canoe, Para Taekwondo and Para Academic Rowing.
Para-Armwrestling, a sport popular in Uzbekistan and the wider Asian region, will make its debut in the sports program of an Asian Youth Para Games for the first time in Tashkent. Notably, the World Armwrestling Federation, the governing body of the sport, is recognised by the International Paralympic Committee as an International Federation.

Consequently, the Games will serve as an opportunity for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to observe increased athlete participation and their holistic development.

The Tashkent 2025 Games will be the fifth edition of the Asian Youth Para Games and is expected to witness participation of around 1000 athletes in 10 sports.  The 2021 edition of the Asian Youth Para Games took place in Bahrain from 2- 6 December with 750 athletes competing in nine sports.

 

Team Iran finished on top with 144 medals including 51 golds) at Bahrain 2021, followed by Thailand (38 gold) and Japan (32 gold.

  

Source: Iran NPC
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