The ceremony will be held inside the Navy Arsenal, the ceremony will be attended by the Afghan taekwondo athletes Zakia Khudadadi and Mahdia Sharifi, the judoka Dong Dong Camanni, the wheelchair basketball player Joseph Joel Boganello and the volleyball coach Alessandra Campedelli
The fourth edition of the National Paralympic Culture Festival promoted by the Italian Paralympic Committee opens this morning at 11am in Taranto, in the presence of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
The inauguration of the Festival
The ceremony will be held inside the Navy Arsenal. The Afghan taekwondo athletes Zakia Khudadadi and Mahdia Sharifi, the judoka Dong Dong Camanni, the wheelchair basketball player Joseph Joel Boganello and the volleyball coach Alessandra Campedelli. The objective of the committee with the Festival is to fuel a silent cultural revolution aimed at offering a different perception of disability, but also promoting the civil growth of society with the diffusion, through sport, of a message of inclusion and integration. The Taranto event involves all those who have made a contribution on the topic of sport, inclusion and disability with the slogan “Sport, universal language”.
The Festival program
Over the course of four days, in Taranto there will be debates, testimonies, exhibitions, meetings, presentations of books, films and documentaries. The protagonists of the Taranto event will be the Paralympic athletes with their stories: Ambra Sabatini, Martina Caironi and Monica Contrafatto. Also invited were intellectuals, journalists, entertainment personalities, institutional representatives, male and female athletes from Italian sport, including athletics, football, swimming, and technicians of various origins. Luca Pancalli, president of the Italian Paralympic Committee, said that “the ‘claim’ chosen for this fourth edition intends to underline the ability of sport to overcome limits and barriers”.