receives her 2017 Sportswoman PWD of the year award
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, June 9, 2018
Fourteen-year-old Faith King will soon have the opportunity to swim her way to an international gold medal.
She will be representing Guyana at the 2019 Paralympics in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This was confirmed by Director of Sports Christopher Jones.
King, who attends the St. Barnabus Special School, said that her preparation for the upcoming Paralympics is going well. “It is going smooth and wonderful and I am enjoying it,” she stated.
Sports organiser of the National Sports Commission, Wilton Spencer said that five other athletes along with King have been shortlisted for the Paralympics. However, three athletes along with King will be confirmed by the end of the year.
King was also presented with her 2017 Sportswoman Person with a Disability Award for her outstanding performances. Receiving her award from Sports Director Christopher Jones, the overjoyed teen was appreciative for all the support she has received.
By: Isaiah Braithwaite.
Image: Jameel Mohamed.
Faith King receiving her 2017 Sportswoman PWD of the year award from Director of Sport Christopher Jones.
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