September 02, 2021

Prime Minister hands the Aruban Flag over to the paralympic athlete Elliott Loonstra

The entire world is watching with a lot of enthusiasm at the Paralympic Games that will take place from  August 24th till September 5th in Tokyo, Japan. The Paralympic games always take place after the Olympic Games. Our athlete Elliott Loonstra is the only athlete from Aruba who will compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He received a bipartite invitation for the sport of Para-Taekwondo.

Elliott was born in Aruba without his right hand. However, this never stopped him from finishing school and achieving his goals in life. Elliott has been training for  3 years to make his dream of competing at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo a reality. It is with great pride that the Aruban Paralympic Committee could be a  part of the process to help  Elliott achieve his dream of becoming a Paralympic Athlete.

On his way to the Paralympic Games, the Prime Minister handed the official Aruban Flag to Elliot Loonstra to be able to carry it with Pride at Tokyo.

“In the name of Government of Aruba and the Aruban Community in general, I want to wish you success at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. “We are proud of you and want to thank you for being our representative at the Paralympic Games carrying our flag with honor”, expressed the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister thanked Elliott’s family and the entire team who are standing behind him, the Paralympic Committee, Mrs. Nicole Hoevertsz for their effort in supporting Elliott’s dream.