Rozikov Zaytuna was born in 1985, she is the athlete of Tajikistan, tennis and weightlifting champion. In 2007, in Iran she won the first place in the Asian Games among women, and in 2012 she won the 3rd place in the competition with the participation of many countries such as China, Korea, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries in the Asian region.

During event organized on the International Day of People with Disabilities, she said:

First of all, I want to congratulate all people with disabilities on the “International Day of People with Disabilities”, which is celebrated annually on December 3. I wish you all success, strength, faith in yourself, good health and prosperity in all doings!  

I’ve had times when it was very difficult, painful and sad that I was different from others, but only participation in various social activities, especially involvement in sports has given me the confidence, strength, and forced me to cultivate my abilities. Thanks to that, by now I accomplished a lot in society. No matter what opportunities you have in life, you need to grab each of your small victories, which will grow into great success and you have to believe in its power.

Today I am on maternity leave and I’m raising a child, Allah awarded me with this miracle and I thank him a lot for that.

Today, the government of the Republic of Tajikistan takes actions to ​​support people with disabilities both on the local level, and on the national and international levels. An example is the approval of legislative regulations that describe all of our rights. However, despite this, there are still many problems which must be solved by creating accessible environment for people with disabilities. I want to encourage all women with disabilities to use such resources, as training programs and courses, benefits which are meant for them, and to participate in all social activities, especially those where decisions in the area of PWDs are made.

As a young person I represent my voice and my position in my country by my active participation in society’s life, in the processes of decision-making, by persistence and insistence in solving PWD’s problems, by participation in international sport games.