The Bakuriani-2023 para-skiing championship among girls is starting to become a good tradition In Georgia. Being part of the “Active life is my nature” project, it was the second time for the championship, which was held in the Bakuriani village, organized by the Youth Media Union and with the general sponsorship of entertainment center Shangri La Tbilisi.
Started last year, the event gathers women with disabilities for team and individual sport competitions. Women with disabilities living in Tbilisi, Rustavi, Marneuli, Gori, Zugdidi and Kutaisi came for the para-skiing championship, which included participants who were totally blind, deaf, with spinal cord injuries, disabled and wheelchair users.
This year, women suffering from breast cancer from the organization “Europa Dona” were added to the team. Also, for the first time, the administration of the Nadzaladevi district was involved in the project, sending a team of 3 people to Bakuriani and giving them a great opportunity to participate in the championship.
The championship was held in a very exciting atmosphere. 18 girls with disabilities competed in different disciplines and gave it all to achieve their goals. Despite the competition, the participants enthusiastically cheered each other on.
Nino Sabashvili, who uses a wheelchair, won and took the transitional trophy to Kareli for one year. The second place went to the totally blind Natalya Gorgisheli from Tbilisi, and the third place went to the visually impaired Fotina Khuroshvili from Tbilisi. The winners were awarded with diplomas and medals.