The Omani delegation which includes eight athletes flew to Tunisia in between June 18 and 25, competed amongst 20 other nations and came residence with a total of 12 medals (two gold, six silver and 4 bronze).
The felicitation ceremony was held at the Ministry of Sports Affairs, Ruwi on Thursday below the auspices and in the presence of H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid al Ghabsh, Deputy Wali of Muscat. The occasion was also attended by Dr Mansour Sultan al Touqi, president, Oman Paralympics Committee, Amit Tandon, chief monetary officer, Khimji Ramdas, Ali bin Salim al Jabri, Majlis A’Shura member, representing Muscat, Abdul Karim al Jabri, municipal councillor, Samail, collectively with social media influencers, Rashid al Rubkhi, Shabiba FM presenter, and Hawra al Farsi, Television presenter.
Congratulating the athletes on their achievement and applauding their triumph in Tunisia, Nailesh Khimji, director KR, stated, “We are so proud of our athletes’ performance in Tunisia and honoured to have contributed in making their participation possible.” He added, “Eshraqa’s focus on health and community well-being is integral to our initiative, as is our desire for Oman’s continued success on the international sporting stage.”
Khimji Ramdas employee and top Paralympic athlete Talib al Balushi, who won a gold medal in quick-place and a silver in discus-throw, is elated at the believed of representing the nation and his organisation at games getting held all across the planet.
He stated, “It was a matter of great pride for the signal honour of representing my country and my organisation at the games in Tunisia. We thank God for granting us this triumph and Eshraqa – Khimji Ramdas for sponsoring our participation and making this achievement possible.” Sonia Mustafa, coach for Oman’s Paralympic Team, stated, “Representing one’s country on the international stage is the highlight of any athlete’s career. On behalf of Oman’s Paralympic Team, I thank Eshraqa – Khimji Ramdas for making this possible.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily