Forthcoming ‘Army Para Games - 2017’ To Be Competed By Foreign Athletes

Differently able Army War Heroes of our times, rich with unswerving moral courage and insatiable aptitude for multiple athletic skills, are to showcase their talents in the forthcoming ‘Sri Lanka Army Para Games - 2017’, scheduled to be held during November 22-24 at Diyagama Stadium, Homagama. The Army-organized tournament, ‘Sri Lanka Army Para Games - 2017’ is to be competed by foreign sportsmen for the first time, including those from South Korea.

This year’s ‘Sri Lanka Army Para Games’, now well-recognized in relevant circles would make a difference with the participation of foreign sportsmen and some of retired Army personnel. Selected athletes in the 2-month long tournament vied for supremacy at the Diyagama Stadium and their Regimental Headquarters after different events formally commenced earlier in July this year with wheelchair basketball competitions. Later on, events in Badminton, Cycling, Wheelchair Marathon, Archery, Weight-Lifting, Volleyball, Volleyball (sitting), Beach Volleyball, Table Tennis, Cricket, Swimming, Wheelchair Tennis, Air Rifle Shooting and Athletics followed.

This mega event will undoubtedly instill a new glimmer of hope among more than 800 differently able War Heroes who would be displaying their unbeatable sport skills during the tournament with the intention of receiving accolades in the final tournament.

The tournament during November 22nd , 23rd and 24th at Diyagama Stadium covers 21 track and field events and reaches its climax with athletic and relay events, taking the centre-stage. Previously known as the ‘Army Disable Sports Meet’, saw its birth in the year 1991, but it was renamed in 2010, to be called the ‘Sri Lanka Army Para Games.’

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