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PSC hosts webinar for national para-athletes

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) recently hosted a webinar for its national para-athletes and coaches in celebration of the 42nd National Council on Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation.

Dubbed as “Para sa PARA-Athletes: Isang selebrasyon ng pagpupugay at pasasalamat sa mga natatanging Filipino Para-Athletes”, the online seminars for the differently-abled aim to raise social media awareness about para-sports, para-athletes while recognizing their achievements for the country.

The PSC’s Sports Rehabilitation Unit hosted the seminars in partnership with the Philippine Paralympic Committee.

Over 300 para-athletes from 16 sports took part in the program from July 17 to 23.

Among these sports were athletics, sitting volleyball, football, swimming, chess, archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling, dancesport, triathlon, bowling, powerlifting, badminton, table tennis, goalball and boccia.

Tackled issues and topics were body and postural mechanics, proper mobilization and transfer strategies for para-athletes, as well as online zumba sessions conducted by PSC’s physical therapists.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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