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Azerbaijan's Vali Israfilov to represent country at Summer Paralympic Games

20 June 2024 18:17 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijan's Vali Israfilov to represent country at Summer Paralympic Games
Laman Ismayilova
Laman Ismayilova
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Azerbaijani paralympic swimmer Vali Israfilov will contest medals in the Summer Paralympic Games 2024, Azernews reports.

In Paris, Vali Israfilov will compete in the 100m breaststroke event in the SB13 category.

At the 2020 Summer Paralympics, Vali Israfilov won a gold in 100 metre breaststroke SB12 event.

The paralympic swimmer was awarded the Order "For Merit the Fatherland" (2021) and the title of Honored Master of Sports of Azerbaijan (2022),

The Summer Paralympics are an international multi-sport event where athletes with physical disabilities compete.

The Paralympic Games are held every four years, organized by the International Paralympic Committee.

The first official event of the Paralympic Games was held in Rome, Italy, in 1960. Around 400 athletes from 23 countries competed at the 1960 Games.

The 2024 Summer Paralympics will take place in France from August 28 to September 8. These games mark the first time Paris will host the Paralympics in its history and the second time that France will host the Paralympic Games.

The programme for the 2024 Summer Paralympics was announced in January 2019, with no changes to the 22 sports from the 2020 Summer Paralympics.

The IPC considered bids for golf, karate, para dance sport, and powerchair football to be added to the Paralympic programme as new sports.

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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @lmntypewriterrr

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