Flag of Uzbekistan raised in Paralympic Village of London
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
A state flag of Uzbekistan was raised at in Paralympic Village of London on 28 August 2012.
Athletes from Uzbekistan, coaches, representatives of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in London and others participated at the event.
Uzbekistan will be represented by 10 athletes at Paralympic Games in London. Only two athleres from Uzbekistan participated at Beijing Paralympic Games.
Major part of them will participate in athletics competition. They are Ravil Deganshin, Doniyor Soliev, Ivan Panafidin, Husniddin Norbekov, Miran Sahatov, Miyassar Ibragimova.
Uzbek team also includes swimmer Kirill Pankov, judoka Sharif Halilov, power lifters Yelena Abbasova and Yashim Shoberdiev.
London Paralympic Games will start on 29 August and will last till 9 September. It is expected that it will attended by 4,200 athletes from 165 countries on 20 sports. They will compete for 500 sets of medals.