U.S. Paralympics Hosts Delegation from National Paralympic Association of Uzbekistan
Although still in its infancy, Uzbekistan's Paralympic program is beginning to grow. Uzbekistan officials who visited the Colorado Springs complex displayed a strong desire to discover all aspects of the U.S. Paralympic program explained Mike Mushett, U.S. Paralympics Director of Community Programs.
"Our guests were exposed to various program components like coaching techniques and safety concerns, and they learned how to empower and include athletes with physical disabilities in all aspects of sports programming," said Mushett.
In addition, Uzbekistan officials had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Paralympians Myles Porter (Colorado Springs, Colo./Fremont, Ohio) and Allison Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and were shown the kind of accommodations the U.S. Olympic Training Center offers athletes with physical disabilities.