Karachi: The Pakistani contingent has arrived in the city of Berlin, Germany, to participate in the Special Olympics World Games, where they were warmly received by the officials of the World Games organizing committee.
It is evident that the Games, scheduled from June 17 to 25, will involve 7,000 athletes from 190 countries, along with their Unified Partners. The mega event will feature competitions in 36 different sports.
The Pakistani athletes will be participating in 11 sports in the Special Olympics, including athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, cycling, futsal, hockey, powerlifting, swimming, tennis, and table tennis.
The head of the contingent and Chairperson of Special Olympics Pakistan, Ronak Lakhani, stated that our athletes have prepared well for the World Games. The Special Athletes will strive to showcase their 100% performance and aim for victory, reaching the victory stand.
They mentioned that the world’s best teams are participating in the World Games, but we are also well-prepared. It is hoped that our national players will utilize all their abilities to bring medals for the country.
Before departing for their destination, the national players and officials were bid farewell in a dignified manner at various locations in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. A large number of well-wishers and supporters were present at the airports. The atmosphere was filled with chants of “Pakistan Zindabad” (Long Live Pakistan).