The National Disabled Students Sports Festival has kicked off 17 years after the first competition was held in Ulsan.
The players competed fairly and pledged to unstintingly show the skills they had honed over the years.
Reporter Shin Geon covered the story.
Players from 17 cities and provinces, including Ulsan, enter the stadium with exciting music.
[Soundbite] Cheon Chang-su(Ulsan City Superintendent of Education : “I declare the opening of the 17th National Disabled Students Sports Festival.”)
With the opening declaration, the curtain rises for the 17th National Disabled Students Sports Festival.
It has been 17 years since the first disabled students sports meet was held in Ulsan in 2006.
In this year’s competition, more than 3,400 people, including players and executives, compete with their honed skills. [ Soundbite]
Kim Doo-gyeom/Ulsan Mayor : “I hope you believe in your ability and potential and show off your abilities to the fullest under the blue sky in May.”
[Lee Hyun-ok·Cho Eun-ji/Athlete Representative : “I swear to compete fairly.”]
On the first day of the competition, the Ulsan team won 9 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 10 bronze medals in weightlifting, swimming, and track and field events.
The Ulsan Sports Association for the Disabled aims to win more than 30 gold medals in this event.
In this competition held under the theme of “Dreaming whales, to the sea of hope,” attention is focused on what kind of dreams the students will realize.
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