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Cubans are ready to compete in the National Paralympics
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08:55, March 19, 2009

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Some 600 Disabled Cubans have confirmed their participation in the 6th National Paralympics to be held in seven Cuban provinces from March 21 to April 3, sports authorities said on Wednesday.

Among the attractions of the competition will be the presence of world and Paralympic champions as well as medal winners in the Olympic Games of Beijing, the World Cup for Blind people in Turkey and from the World Cup of Swimming.

Chief of the Attention Department to Disabled Athletes from the Cuban Institute of Sports (Inder) Eduardo Montenegro said that the competition will start on Saturday in Santiago de Cuba with athletics competitions and it will end in Granma with different team sports.

Montenegro said that those sportsmen have the minimum marks established in more than 12 disciplines practiced in the world by blind and low vision people as well as people with physical limitations, deaf and hypocaust.


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