Piraeus Container Terminal donates sit-ski wheelchair to Greek Paralympic athlete


ATHENS, July 5 (Xinhua) -- A custom sit-ski wheelchair has been donated to a Greek Paralympic athlete by Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (PCT), a subsidiary of China's COSCO Shipping Ports Limited, according to a press release e-mailed on Tuesday..

George Sfaltos, a skier and swimmer who recently ranked 4th in the 100 meter breaststroke event during the World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal, received the sit-ski last Friday at PCT's premises.

Sfaltos aims to compete in the 2026 Winter Paralympics in Italy, but has been training using an old, borrowed sit-ski wheelchair.

He emphasized that the new equipment will boost his chances of winning the ticket to Italy.

The sit-ski wheelchair was delivered by Han Wei, PCT PR & Communications Manager, who stressed that the company is committed to helping improve vulnerable people's lives.

In the past six months PCT has donated four custom wheelchairs, including to two children.

PCT has managed Piraeus port terminals II and III since 2009. China's COSCO Shipping acquired a majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (PPA) in 2016.

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