First APC webinar heralded a success

The first of the Asian Paralympic Committee’s webinars took place on August 27 with over 135 registered participants from NPCs and future Asian Para Games organising committees taking part.

The webinar was led by World Para Powerlifting’s Performance and Development Manager Dillon Richardson who provided an introduction to the LiftED video educational database.

Speaking after the webinar had concluded, Richardson said: "It was our pleasure to deliver the first session to kick-off the Asian Paralympic Committee’s Webinar Series. The group of coaches, athletes, technical officials, administrators and classifiers who attended from throughout the region were enthusiastic, engaged and keen to be connected in these times. We hope they learned more about how to use World Para Powerlifting’s Lift Educational Video Database and its benefits so they can continue their education now and ahead."

APC CEO Tarek Souei commented: "We are delighted with how the first seminar went and that it was so well attended. Throughout all our virtual meetings with NPCs across Asia, we have heard how they are determined to make the most of the enforced downtime created by the pandemic. This is what gave us the inspiration to host the webinar series and ensure our region continues to strengthen, develop and maintain a sense of connectedness. We thank Dillon and World Para-powerlifting for getting us off to such a strong start and look forward to the next webinars in the series."

Yi Sopheaktra of the Cambodian NPC commented after the webinar: "On behalf of National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia, I would like to thank the APC for inviting us to participate this course. I hope that there will be more courses that provide for us and we are happy to learn more."

Mr Nob Rea, Para-Powerlifting Coach from Cambodia said: "Thanks to the Asian Paralympic Committee and World Para-Powerlifting, I’ve learnt a lot and can now find out about new techniques for Para-Powerlifting and also can see famous athletes in action which will help our athletes."

A recording of the webinar will be made available to all participants and any registered attendees who were unable to attend on the day. A further nine webinars on Para-rowing, Wheelchair Dance Sport and Wheelchair Rugby are planned throughout September and October.

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Notes to the Editor

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