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Admiral supports Paralympian's 2016 Rio campaign

Admiral has donated more than £500 towards training equipment for Paralympic table tennis player Paul Karabardak to support his campaign at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

The athlete recently took time out of his training schedule to visit our Swansea office and challenge some of our budding sports stars to a game.

Watch the video of Paul's visit to our Llansamlet office below:

Paul was a keen footballer, until he suffered a stroke at the age of ten and was introduced to table tennis at a local disabled youth club.

He now trains for six hours a day and has represented Great Britain in major tournaments including the London 2012 Paralympics.

Paul will play in the GB Para Table Tennis Team, in Rio de Janerio in September this year.

The sports star's brother Huseyin Karabardak, works for Admiral’s Claims department and applied for financial assistance  through our Community Chest Scheme.

The money given was used to buy equipment, such as rackets and balls.

Huseyin said: “I’m really pleased I can help my brother out through the company I work for. If it wasn’t for Admiral, we would struggle to afford all the right equipment needed for him to train for Rio.

"Admiral supported us for London 2012 and now for Rio 2016. I’m really proud of that.”

Admiral worker Anthony Williams was one of those given the chance to play Paul and said: "We haven’t stopped talking about his visit. I played him three times and he thrashed me every time. I thought he was fantastic! We have asked for his games to be shown on our office TV so we don’t miss any.

“Thank you Paul for taking the time out of your busy schedule to play people at our level.”

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