Table tennis proves once again its inclusiveness and shows that athletes with limited physical abilities can play with unlimited skills and inspiration.
We congratulate Belarusian athletes who participated in seven different kinds of sports in the International Summer Paralympic Games. Athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including impaired human musculoskeletal system, demonstrated their winning will and reached significant success we all can be proud of.At the games athletes are classified depending on their physical or intellectual impairment. Athletes in wheelchairs are classified as from 1 to 5 class. Classes from 6 to 10 are given to athletes with a range of physical disabilities which let them play in a standing position. Intellectually impaired athletes are classified with a class 11.
Belarusian table tennis team:
Andrei MANTULA – Polatsk (wheelchair, 2 class)
Anatoliy GRONSKI – Orsha (wheelchair, 5 class)
Viachslau MALAFEYAU – Orsha (9 class)
Aliaksandr MAYORAU – Homel (8 class)
Safiya HADLEUSKAYA – Homel (9 class)
Candidate Master of Paralympic Sports:
Dzimitry KOT - Brest (10 class)
Victoria SAFRONAVA (wheelchair, 5 class)
Anatol GRONSKI and Victoria SAFRONAVA won bronze medals in single events.
Yana KARMASH and Viachaslau MALAFEYAU took the fifth position in correspondent classes.
The double event is to be played. Anatol GRONSKIi and Andrei MATULA are in quarterfinals and keep on competing.
Yana KARMASH and Sofia GADLEUSKAYA took the fifth position.