Indonesia trains 7,500 volunteers for Asian Para Games hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: Internet)

Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s Asian Para Games 2018 Organizing Committee (INAPGOC) is training some 7,500 volunteers in how to communicating and interacting with athletes and officials of the Asian Para Games scheduled for October.

The committee’s deputy director of legal and human resources Rezza Dwi Brammadita said the training was different from those for Asian Games, as it would emphasize on the attitude and skills to interact with the disabled.

According to Brammadita, during the four-day training, from September 16-19, the volunteers were divided into 40 classes, each with 30-50 participants.

The training for the Asian Para Games volunteers has also involved dozens of trainers from various communities of disabled persons in Indonesia.

As many as 2,800 athletes from 41 countries and regions will compete in 18 sports at the Asian Para Games 2018 in Indonesia, according to the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Tickets will be provided free of charge to fans with disabilities.

The event was first held in Guangzhou in 2010 and the latest edition was organised in 2014 in the Republic of Korea.

Vietnamese athletes will compete in seven sports at the 2018 Asian Para Games, namely athletics, swimming, power-lifting, badminton, table tennis, chess, and judo. 

Prominent athletes include Paralympic gold medallist power-lifter Le Van Cong and javelin thrower Cao Ngoc Hung.

At the previous Asian Para Games in 2014, Vietnam won nine gold, seven silver, and 13 bronze medals, finishing tenth in the overall medal tally.-VNA