Paralympic athlete Elie Enock was all smiles on Monday when she received her new lightweight seated frame which has been made especially for seated throwing events.
The easily transportable frame was designed Paralympics New Zealand and the same model is used by New Zealand competitors due to its proven high performance.
Ms Esther Jens from the New Zealand High Commission handed over the seated frame on behalf of the High Commissioner and said that New Zealand was proud to assist people living with disabilities to participate in sport at all levels.
“New Zealand is committed to working with Vanuatu to build an inclusive society for persons with disabilities. Ms Esther Jens acknowledged the great work of the Vanuatu Paralympics Committee in their work to get more people living with disabilities into sport,” Ms Jens said.
Elie Enock represented Vanuatu, and won medals, at 2018 Pacific Games in the Javellin and Shotput. She has also represented her country at the Darwin Arafura Games and Queensland championship.
Elie’s current goal is to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympics in August 2021.
Funding for the new frame was provided by the New Zealand High Commission.