More than 16% of invalids of Kuban exercise regularly

© Fotolia / Photographee.eimagine in wheelchair sportsMore than 16% of invalids of Kuban exercise regularly© Fotolia /

. More than 67 thousand people with disabilities in the Krasnodar region regularly play sports, this is 16.2% of the total number of persons with disabilities, said in an interview with RIA Novosti first Deputy Minister of physical culture and sports of Krasnodar region Sergei Myasishchev.

«One of the priority task of our Ministry is to involve people with disabilities to engage in physical culture and sports. In this section of the industry of Kuban also ranks first in the ranking of the 85 regions of the country. Today on Kuban more than 67 thousand people with disabilities regularly participate in sports. And this is 16.2% of the total number of disabled,» said Myasischev.

The Deputy Minister explained that since 2006 in the region are built 96 major sports facilities, including a multipurpose sports complexes, swimming pools, specialist sports facilities and sports facilities walking distance. They are built with the creation of comfortable conditions for people with disabilities. In the sports facilities built earlier, changes are made to ensure an accessible environment for the disabled.

«It should be noted that the development of sports for people with disabilities in the region is fairly active. In towns and districts of the region work with persons with disabilities engaged in physical culture and sports clubs of disabled persons, office of children’s sports schools, educational institutions, social protection, health care, and public organizations of disabled people. More than 15 years for the entire region is a Center of Paralympic training, previously called the Kuban fizkulturno-SPORTIVNYJJ KLUB INVALIDOV» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, the main goal is to make physical culture and sports in Krasnodar Krai are available for each person with disabilities. «You can do many kinds of activities that reveal and develop ability of a disabled child. He may be talented along with their healthy peers,» said Myasischev.