05/10/2016 13h25 - Updated 5/10/2016 15h24

Governor Jose Melo receives medalists students in the Youth School Games

altogether, the state delegation won 16 medals, five of them gold.
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Governor José Melo received on Wednesday, 5 of October, students of the Amazon who won medals in the last edition of the Youth School Games, held in September in Singapore, in Paraiba. altogether, the state delegation won 16 medals, five of them gold, five silver and six bronze, to add the individuas and collective forms of child category, from 12 a 14 years. During the meeting, Melo stressed the importance of encouraging sport for youth and praised the delegation's achievements.

The meeting also was attended by the Amazonians athletes Laiana Batista, bronze in volleyball sitting, and Guilherme Costa, bronze in table tennis, both the issue of the Paralympic Games Rio champions 2016. "These athletes fill us with pride and victory in the Olympics and the School Games demonstrate that sport is an important factor for youth", said Jose Melo.

altogether, 163 student-athletes traveled to the competition with Amazon government support, via the State Secretariat for Youth, Sports and leisure (Sejel) and the State Department of Education (Seduc). Winner of three medals in Parabadminton, Mikaela Costa Almeida, 13 years, He was thrilled to remember the history of overcoming and said more than medals won, to compete is the most important.

"I am very touched by all this. It's my first tournament out. The medals represent for me the effort. I think we not only win medal when going to the championships, it takes courage, face looks. I think even not winning medal feel victorious for face looks. These medals are very representative in my life ", said the student paratleta.

The State Secretary of Youth, Sports and leisure, Fabricio Lima, He said government investments to ensure advances in sports and said he has worked increasingly associated with Seduc to ensure that young people with potential have the opportunity to develop in the sport. He also cited the execution of works by the government, as the opening of the Amazon Gymnastics Center Bianca Maia.

"It's a time of crisis and difficulty, but Amazon has spared no effort so that we can be represented out there and bring results. There is no way to measure the value of an example. And the governor is giving the opportunity for these examples arise, grow, appear and contagion our city as a whole ", said Secretary.

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