Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01216
Date : 03/03/2013
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Kirkuk, ICRC-supported physical rehabilitation centre. Player from the medal-winning wheelchair basketball team of the Centre shoots to score during a training game in preparation for the national championship competition.
Photographer : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
The Physical Rehabilitation Centre in the Wasiti neighbourhood in Kirkuk has been providing an essential treatment to its patient since March 2003. In addition to rehabilitation activities, the Centre - a member of the Iraqi Paralympics Committee - also runs vocational training, art and sport programmes. 65 disable athletes currently practice in the Centre sport disciplines such as basketball, volleyball, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair running. The Centre is well known of its high performance athletes, both male and females, as it currently proud to train Iraqi national gold medal winners in weightlifting, wheelchair basketball and fencing. The ICRC supports the Centre with prostheses, advanced wheelchairs adapted for sport activities, technical expertise and income-generating initiatives for its most vulnerable members.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour