JOHOR BARU: The recently-concluded state-level "special Olympics" closed on a high note with many of its objectives met.
Johor social and welfare development (JKM) director, Khadijah Abdullah, said all the participants showed a high level of sporting ability as well as team work and healthy competition during the games.
"With the success, JKM and the government's vision has been realised, in line with the special needs plans introduced since 2008," she said. "Besides, such games will give special-needs people a chance to also compete."
Khadijah said this during her closing speech at the Johor Special Olympics held in Tan Sri Hassan Yunos stadium in Larkin, here.
More than 400 participants under 12 contingents from all districts took part in the games.
Winners in the various categories of the games will be selected to represent Johor in the national championships scheduled to be held in Pahang next year.