The development of adaptive physical education and sports education was discussed at the meeting of the Sports and Youth Issues Committee.
The Secretary-General of the Georgian Paralympic Committee, Revaz Revazishvili, introduced the history of the Paralympic movement in Georgia and the achievements of athletes to the members of the Committee.
“The Georgian Paralympic Committee has made significant strides over the course of its history. The outset was notably arduous, with a modest beginning of only two sports and three athletes. However, today, our Committee boasts a roster of over two hundred athletes spanning fifteen different sports, representing a remarkable achievement. A crucial objective of our Committee is to ensure that people with disabilities have unfettered access to sporting opportunities, thereby facilitating their integration into society through athletic participation,” Revazishvili stated.
As he noted, over 200 para-athletes have had the privilege of participating in a diverse range of international sporting events, including the Paralympic Games, European and World Championships, and various other tournaments that were conducted under the auspices of the Paralympic Committee. In 2022, these athletes achieved an outstanding feat, having secured a total of 61 medals, of which 19 were gold, 15 silver, and 27 bronze.
Revazishvili went on to highlight the severe shortage of professional coaches, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive program to develop and train coaches. To this end, an initiative group was formed under the aegis of the Paralympic Committee to coordinate the development of requisite documentation, programs, and training literature for the education of coaches and specialists for disabled individuals at the bachelor’s level.