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Azerbaijan takes first medal at International Abilympics in France

Baku, March 27, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani contestant Leyla Rasulova has bagged the country`s first medal at the 10th International Abilympics 2023, an International skills competition for persons with disabilities, held in the French city of Metz on March 24-25.

Rasulova grabbed a bronze medal in the Crochet work competition.

The unique event brought together dozens of nations, nearly 1500 participants (contestants, judges, experts) and about 50,000 visitors over 2 days.

Organized by the Abilympics France association in partnership with WorldSkills France, the aim of this event is to reveal the skills of people with disabilities, so that the disability disappears letting professional skills shine through.

Abilympics name comes from a combination between expertise, “Abilities” and “Olympics”. It is in skills competition what the Paralympic Games is in sport ; a real human adventure in which the excellence of professional skills brings together all audiences.

The first Abilympics competition was held in Tokyo in 1981 to commemorate the United Nations` International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP).