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14 May 2019 10:03 am

Aspire's Ramadan Sports Festival held table tennis tournament for differently abled yesterday

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Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) organised a table tennis tournament for differently abled as part of the Ramadan Sports Festival.

The tournament, held in cooperation with Qatar Paralympic Committee, is the only one of its kind happening in Qatar during the holy month of Ramadan.

45 participants took part, who were divided into four various categories: hearing, Motor, vision and mental impairments.

Salem Nasser won in the Motor impairment group, Mustafa Amin in the hearing disability group, Hamad Ali Al Marri from the visual disability team and Salman Al Sharshani in the mental disability group.

Following the award ceremony, Noof Al Saffar, a member of the organising committee of the festival, said: "This event holds a special place in the heart of Aspire Zone after it became one of our fixed events for the Ramadan sporting calendar. As Aspire Zone, we are looking to engage all community members in sport, regardless of their skills and disabilities. I would also like to thank Qatar Paralympic Committee for their support and cooperation over the past few years. Finally, I would like to say that the doors of Aspire Zone are wide open for all, and especially members of the public with special needs."

Al Haddad added: "We are seeking to engage more disabled players in the table tennis activities in the upcoming years. (QNA)

Cover image credit: Gulf Times