From December 1 to 6, 2011, amputee and Wheelchair athletes from Japan, Iran, China, Croatia, Poland, Russia and many other countries were in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, for the 2011 International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Games. Participants took part in several sports, including athletics, swimming, power lifting and table tennis. The team of the People’s Republic of China won 18 Gold medals, followed by the teams of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which won 12 Gold medals each.
The competition was organized in the Althiqah Club for the Handicapped and at the campus of the American University.
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