ATHLETES from Egypt were given a special guided tour of one of Sleaford’s top attractions last week.
The National Centre for Craft and Design welcomed 25 members of the Egyptian Paralympic table tennis, field javelin and discus squads on Wednesday, and the athletes spent a couple of hours being shown around the galleries by the staff.
NCCD spokesman Jane Olney said: “They thoroughly enjoyed their visit and they were particularly taken with the Transformers exhibit in the main gallery, which has the state of the art Shadow Racer wheelchair and it shows the advances made in the designs of disabled racing.”
The team’s head coach for table tennis, Hossam El-Shobary, said it was fascinating to see how design and technology had helped people with disabilities to progress and excel in life.
He added: “These things are important for my work and it’s the first time I have seen something like it. I hope it helps to inspire the team.”
Leader of North Kesteven District Council, Coun Marion Brighton, was also there to greet the team, and through an interpreter, she congratulated the Paralympians and wished them success at the London Paralympic Games.