Paralimpiad Malaysia XVI 2012

I am sure not many of us are aware of another national level sports gathering to be held at the end of the year. The gathering for disabled athletes is a biennial event to coincide with Sukan Malaysia (SUKMA). Hence it will be held after every SUKMA in the respective host states. This Paralimpiad is the 16th Edition. 
Since Pahang is known as Land of Tok Gajah and elephant has been related to the state, this year Paralimpian also choose the elephant as its mascot. If SUKMA has her family as the mascot, Paralimpiad has only Tapis (named as Gunung Tapis) as the mascot. 
 This most prestigious sports event for disabled in Malaysia is organised by Malaysian Paralympic Council 
It will be held in Kuantan from 9th to 14 December 2012. Most of the venues were used for the SUKMA XV that was held from 7-16th July 2012. 
  Paralympic Secretariat at Dewan Pameran, Wisma Belia, Bandar Indera Mahkota, Kuantan

16 disabled sports had been identified and after closing date of entries a total of 2341 participants had registered out of which 1836 are athletes.

Sports event and venues are as follows
Track & Field – Stadium Darul Makmur
Badminton – SUKPA Indoor Stadium
Boccia – Main Hall, Wisma Belia, Indera Mahkota
Sitting Volleyball – IKIP 5, Indera Mahkota
Wheel Chair Basketball – SK Chung Ching
Lawn Bowls – SUKPA Lawn Bowl Green
Chess – Universiti Islam Antarabangsa
Futsal – Kuantan Futsal Centre, Kg Tiram
Goalball – Universiti Islam Antarabangsa
Archery – POLISAS
Petanque – Balok Petanque Court
Table Tennis – MAKSAK Hall
Powerlifting – Megamall
Swimming– Aquatic Centre, Wisma Belia,
Wheelchair Tennis – Tennis Court, Taman Gelora
Tenpin Bowling – Megamall Bowling Centre

The opening ceremony is expected to be held at SUKPA Indoor Stadium on 9th December 2012 at 3.00 pm.

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