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Hungarian Team Lauds Beijing Paralympic Games
    2008-09-20 17:36:28     Xinhua

President of the Hungarian Paralympic Committee Zsolt Gomori and Hungarian Paralympic athletes spoke highly of the Beijing Paralympic Games on Saturday.


"What we saw (in Beijing) were wonders. It was not fortuitous that International Paralympic Committee President Philip Craven stressed twice the Beijing Paralympics was the greatest Paralympic Games ever," Gomori said to the press at the airport.


The Hungarian Paralympic delegation returned home Saturday after attending the Beijing Paralympic Games running from Sept. 6-17.


Organization of competitions, volunteers' service and the reception of attendees at the Beijing Paralympics were all the best ever, said Gomori.


The Beijing Paralympics was "splendid," said 17-year-old Tamas Sors, who appeared at the Paralympic Games for the first time.


"I liked the Beijing Paralympic Games. The swimming poor was great. Everything was excellent," said Sors, who captured a gold and two bronze medals in swimming at the Beijing Games.


Wheelchair fencing bronze medalist Pal Szekeres commended the Beijing Paralympics as "the best Paralympics ever," which set standards for the next Paralympic Games.


The Beijing Games surpassed the past Paralympics in the building of athletic facilities, the number of volunteers and the splendor of the opening and closing ceremonies, said Szekeres, who also attended previous Paralympics.


"We never got so many presents or received so much attention (at the Paralympic Games) before," he said.


A total of 33 Hungarian Paralympic athletes competed in Beijing and pocketed a gold and five bronze medals.



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