The 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games started today. 7 athletes from Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club (Istanbul BBSK) will fight for the national jersey. Wishing success to all athletes representing our country, İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu said, "There is a city and a huge country that supports you wholeheartedly."
After the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games ended, eyes turned to the Paralympic Games. 7 athletes from Istanbul BBSK will fight to return to our country with a medal from the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. 'Stars of Istanbul'; Elif İldem, Koral Berkin Kutlu, Beytullah Eroğlu in Para Swimming, Yağmur Şengül in Para Archery, Sadık Savaş, Bülent Korkmaz, Mehmet Vasıf Yakut in Para Taekwondo will wear the national jersey in the games.
İMAMOĞLU: “WE HAVE A CITY AND A HUGE COUNTRY THAT SUPPORTS YOU FROM THE HEART”
The Paralympic Games will start with the opening ceremony to be held today. İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu wished success to all athletes wearing the crescent and star jersey with his social media account. İmamoğlu used the following statements in his post:
“There is a city and a huge country that supports you wholeheartedly. Good luck to all the athletes who will represent our country at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games. I sincerely believe that the athletes of the İBB Sports Club will represent our city and our country in the best possible way.”
CRESCENT AND STAR 87 ATHLETES
As with the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, which were postponed last year due to the pandemic, will take place this year from August 24 to September 5, 2021. 87 athletes represent our country in Tokyo. Athletes of the Turkish Paralympic Team will compete for medals in 13 branches.
Turkish Paralympic Team athletes; He will fight for medals in Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Goalball, Judo, Weightlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing and Wheelchair Tennis.