On September 10, a wheelchair basketball tournament will be held in the municipality of Metepec, which will receive teams from different municipalities of the entity and some from other states with the aim of promoting this sport, which is considered to have little space for its development. .
Regarding the meeting, Israel González, administrative assistant of the Adapted sports in the magic city he explained that it will be an octagonal
The basketball tournament is to promote adaptive sports
“What we intend with the tournament is to make adapted sports more widely known in the Toluca Valley and in this case, mainly wheelchair basketball, we will have the participation of eight teams and we will be visited by Hidalgo, Guerrero and the national team of Morelos; from the state come from Tultitlán, the team of the National Institute of Rehabilitation, Ecatepec and the host team which is Fénix Metepec,” said González.
He considered that this modality did not have the opening for its development, something that they try to fight with these events.
“There needs to be more participation, that the different governments give more openness to what is adapted sport and not just conventional sport, here in Metepec this time we were lucky to receive everything support and what is sought is inclusion in the sport.” González mentioned.
At the same time, he explained that the evolution of adapted sport in the entity has been contrasting, since while some municipalities have a well-developed plan, others seek advice to request its implementation.
“In what is the State of Mexico, the evolution is not generalized, there are municipalities where the development of this sport is carried out, but there are some who have even tried to approach us to be able to put it implemented,” he said.
He is looking to end the year with at least two events
For his part, Juan José Martínez, coach of adapted sports in this region, explained that they are looking to close the year with at least two more events to promote the modality.
“We are starting to move to do a para-athletics event to be held in October with the intention of training our selected teams to participate in the National Games in November, we have a participant and we want to invite athletes from other municipalities, in Plus, we plan to develop another event for Disability Week on December 3,” Martínez advanced.
Finally, he recalled that they offer the disciplines of basketball, physical conditioning and athletics in track and field.
This is in order to provide spaces for the practice and development of adapted sports, which are generally rare.