TWO PARA-ATHLETES TO REPRESENT BHUTAN AT THIRD PARA ASIAN GAMES
Two Paralympic athletes from Bhutan Paralympic committee, the first to represent the country, left for the third Para Asian Games, which will be held from October 6-13 in Jakarta- Palembang, Indonesia.
According to a press release from Bhutan Olympic Committee, two athletes, Pema Rigsel and Kinley Dem will represent the country in the multisport event that will be contested by 4,000 Para athletes from 43 countries for 581 medals.
Pema Rigsel, 30, the para-archer has been training with Bhutan Archery Federation since 2017. He will compete in 70m wheelchair recurve archery.
According to the press release, the archer aspires to bring medals for the country since he is participating in international games for the first time.
Para shooter, Kinley Dem will compete in 10m wheelchair rifle shooting.
Bhutan Paralympic Committee got affiliated with the International Paralympic Committee and Asian Paralympic Committee following its establishment in 2017.
The Asian Para Games is organized by the Asian Paralympic Committee.