David Beckham praises ASEAN Para Games athletes in Singapore

David Beckham has praised athletes at the ASEAN Para Games during a visit to Singapore.

The 40-year-old said that he was impressed with the commitment and competitiveness of participants.

He told the ASEAN Para Games’ official website—quote: “it is inspiring to see athletes pursue their passion with such great desire.  There is no bigger honor than having the opportunity to represent your country. The sporting spirit is very much alive at the games village and I am privileged to have the chance to meet these incredible people.”

He posed for photographs with competitors and fans at marina bay sands and he also met Singapore’s cerebral palsy football Captain Khairul Anwar — who is known as the Beckham of his sport because of his free-kick ability.

He was also joined by competitors from different disciplines for a light-hearted game of table football.

Tan Chuan-Jin, Singapore’s minister of social and family development, and president of the Singapore National Olympic council said the impromptu visit made Sunday’s competition special.

The eighth Para Games conclude on Wednesday, with Indonesia leading Thailand in the gold medal tally, followed by Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore.