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Watford’s Paralympics GB's Muzaffar Jabbar to compete in the UK’s first National Paralympic Day
12:00pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Sport
Watford’s Paralympics GB sitting volleyball player Muzaffar Jabbar will compete in the UK’s first National Paralympic Day at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow (Saturday).
Jabbar is one of several GB athletes selected to compete at the event in celebration of the UK’s inaugural National Paralympic Day, marking the one year anniversary of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
The 44-year-old, originally from Baghdad in Iraq, was selected to represent ParalympicsGB at London 2012 where the team finished eighth and has earnt more than 40 caps for Great Britain.
GB captain Rob Richardson described Jabbar as ‘one of the best players in the world’.
Jabbar said: “Having the opportunity to compete at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is one that I am really excited about. London 2012 was so amazing to watch and experience, and the interest in Paralympic sport since then has definitely increased.
“National Paralympic Day is an opportunity for everyone to bring back that wonderful spirit that we all remember from last summer, and get involved with Paralympic sport all over the country.
“I am excited to be getting on to the park again with my fellow GB athletes and competing against some good teams and hopefully getting some really strong results.”
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