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State of Palestine: All-female Paralympian squad shoot for hope in Gaza00:51

State of Palestine: All-female Paralympian squad shoot for hope in Gaza

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza
June 3, 2016 at 16:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Gaza's first female-only Paralympian basketball team practiced shootng hoops at a training session led by US coach Jess Markt in Khan Younis refugee camp, Thursday.

Markt, 40, used to be a track athlete until she suffered a severed spinal cord after a car accident. Several years after the accident she began playing wheelchair basketball and since than has coached Paralympic teams in Afghanistan, India and Cambodia.

At the invitation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Markt came to Gaza in 2015 and since then has been trained some 115 disabled players, both men and women.

State of Palestine: All-female Paralympian squad shoot for hope in Gaza00:51
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Gaza's first female-only Paralympian basketball team practiced shootng hoops at a training session led by US coach Jess Markt in Khan Younis refugee camp, Thursday.

Markt, 40, used to be a track athlete until she suffered a severed spinal cord after a car accident. Several years after the accident she began playing wheelchair basketball and since than has coached Paralympic teams in Afghanistan, India and Cambodia.

At the invitation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Markt came to Gaza in 2015 and since then has been trained some 115 disabled players, both men and women.

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