PNG Paralympic Committee

Empowering Paralympians

The funds were provided to assist the country's team in the forthcoming 2023 World Para Athletics Championships, set to take place in Paris, France this July.

The PNG delegation, consisting of three individuals including a coach, will represent their nation on the global stage. Dorna Longbut, a remarkable Paralympian, will compete in both the Javelin and Shot Put events.

PNG Paralmpics get K70,000 boost

The funding will go towards athletes’ preparations as they work towards qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  

PNG is hoping to send athletes overseas for qualifying events in the coming months including powerlifter Pope Gayave and short put specialist Regina Edward.

Gayave will be attending a Grand Prix event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next month while Edward will be attending an Asia Oceania event in Dubai to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

PNGPC President Peter Curtain thanked Ela Motors for its continued support over the last 20 years.