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Rafting activity is accessible to disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility (the physically disabled, the visually impaired and the blind). As a team sport, it represents a possibility of inclusion and involvement. The same kind of sport format, developed for the able bodied, is suitable for disabled persons, on the understanding that, for safety reasons, there are one or more able bodied river guides/athletes on board.
Para-Rafting began as an initiative by the World Rafting Federation (WRF) to allow athletes with an impairment to compete in the sport.
PARA-RAFTING CENTER IN SOCHI
The center of adaptive physical culture and sport "Energy of Life" Sochi, Russia has been developing pararafting during last five years.
Andrey Batalov is the Head Coach and the Leader of the center.