PARALYMPICS has been included in the Athletic Fiji organised weekly competition to accommodate disabled athletes who are preparing for the 2013 Mini Pacific Games.
Disabled athletes took part in some competition last weekend and Athletics Fiji president Albert Miller is hoping more disabled athletes come forward in the next few weeks.
He said Paralympics used to be held together with Athletics Fiji competition a few decades ago but separated later on.
"We are happy to have them back with us, training and competing," Miller said.
"When we separated they did not have enough or regular competition and that is one of the reasons why they are back," he said.
He said athletes, be it able bodied or disabled athletes, need regular competition in order to be ready for their respective meets.
"It's good now that they are back with us so that they can have regular competition so their athletes are fit and ready for competition.
"Last week, we had some Paralympic sprinters running on the tracks and some competing in the throwing events."
Miller said other Paralympic athletes who wanted to join their competition were welcome to do so. We look forward to more Paralympic athletes joining our competition so they can compete more often.
"Also for our other competition, we have just been concentrating on the track events but now slowly, we are including more field events."
Competition starts today at 10am at the Cathedral Secondary School grounds.