Tashkent 2025 Asian Youth Para Games sports programme announced

The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) today announced the 10 sports that will feature in the next edition of the Asian Youth Para Games to take place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan during September- October 2025.

The full list of sports included in the programme are Para Athletics, Para-Armwrestling, Para Cycling, Goalball, Para Judo, Para Powerlifting, Para Swimming, Para Canoe, Para Taekwondo and Para Academic Rowing.

Nine of these 10 sports are Paralympic sports and will feature in the upcoming Paris 2024 Games.

The Para-Armwrestling, a popular sport in Uzbekistan and the Asian region, will be introduced in the sports programme of an Asian Youth Para Games for the first time in Tashkent. The governing body of the sport, World Armwrestling Federation, is a recognised International Federation by the International Paralympic Committee.

“After careful review of the Games’ standards and sports federations’ requirements, we are pleased to announce the sport programme of the 5th Asian Youth Para Games,” Asian Paralympic Committee President Majid Rashed said.

 “The youth Games are an opportunity to introduce, grow and promote a new sport in the region. Previously also, we have had the chance to promote a sport in our programmes and there has been a lot of excitement.”

He was delighted that most of the sports featuring in Tashkent are part of the Paralympic Games programme and hoped to see a strong competition among the future Asian Para Games and Paralympic champions.

The Tashkent 2025 Games will be also the first Asian Youth Para Games hosted in the same city and by the same organisers of the Asian Youth Games. “We are very excited and proud about it,” added Rashed, who is also the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) National Ambassador from the United Arab Emirates.

Thus, the Games will also be an occasion for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to see more athletes’ participation and their overall development.

Meanwhile, Uzbekistan National Paralympic Committee and Asian Paralympic Committee vice president Mukhtorkhon Tashkhodjaev extended his sincere gratitude to APC for their continuous support and guidance in the preparation of the upcoming Games in Tashkent.

The Tashkent 2025 Games will be the fifth edition of the Asian Youth Para Games and is expected to witness participation of around 1000 athletes in 10 sports.  The 2021 edition of the Asian Youth Para Games took place in Bahrain from 2- 6 December with 750 athletes competing in nine sports.

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