Hyderabad City gets academy for para-athletes

Hyderabad City gets academy for para-athletes
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It offers 15 para-sports including Para Cycling, Para Archery, Para Shooting, Para skating, Para power lifting, Rowing and Canoeing, Para judo, Para Badminton, Para boccia, Para table tennis, Para volley ball, Para triathlon, Para Athletics and Para Swimming

Begumpet: The Aditya Mehta Foundation which works with people with disabilities has launched 'Infinity Para-Sports Academy & Rehab Center,' at Shreeji Mehta Apartments, Begumpet.

The 5,000 square yard facility is equipped with most of the infrastructure needed for each para-sport. It will also provide rehabilitation service followed by screening for the para-sports for persons with disability. Subsequently it will provide accommodation and food along with the basics to professional para-sports training at the boarding Academy.

"To help my own extended family of para-athletes, I always wanted to establish an academy and rehabilitation centre so that people with disabilities have a future in sports. Finally this dream has come true" says Aditya Mehta, the founder of the Aditya Mehta Foundation.

The foundation will be training para-athletes from across the nation including CAPF and civilians from basic level in 15 para-sports in the academy that includes Para Cycling, Para Archery, Para Shooting, Para skating, Para power lifting, Rowing and Canoeing, Para judo, Para Badminton, Para boccia, Para table tennis, Para volley ball, Para triathlon, Para Athletics, Para Swimming.

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