Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – Unisa Deen Kargbo, the President of Sierra Leone’s National Paralympic Committee (SLE-NPC), has expressed his determination to prioritize qualifying for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. His goal is to proudly represent Sierra Leone on the international stage during this prestigious sporting event.
The 2024 Paris Paralympic Games, scheduled to commence on August 28, 2024, will mark a historic occasion with 549 medal events across 22 sports. Notably, it will be the first time in Paralympic history that the event will take place outside a stadium, with the Athletes’ Parade set to lead down the iconic Champs-Élysées in the heart of Paris to Place de la Concorde.
With an expected record number of participating National Paralympic Committees, approximately 4,400 athletes will compete in this groundbreaking edition of the summer Paralympic Games in France. The Paralympic Flame, created in Stock Mandeville, the historic birthplace of Paralympic sport, will embark on a four-day journey to Paris, where it will illuminate the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony on August 28.
Unisa Deen Kargbo encouraged Sierra Leone’s Para athletes to diligently prepare and secure spots at the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. He emphasized the NPC’s unwavering commitment to supporting Sierra Leone’s Paralympic athletes in their quest for qualification. BT/23/1/2024