United Arab Emirates Paralympic Committee vice-president Majid Rashed has said a report on the tragic death of athlete Abdullah Hayayei is to be expected within the coming days.
Hayayei died in a training ground incident as he prepared to compete at the World Para Athletics Championships, which are due to begin at the London Olympic Stadium here in England's capital tomorrow.
Emergency services were called to the Newham Leisure Centre shortly after 5pm local time on Tuesday (July 11) following the incident.
But the 36-year-old thrower was pronounced dead at the scene 20 minutes later.
Rashed, who is also President of the Asian Paralympic Committee, confirmed yesterday that Hayayei died after the discus cage at the venue fell on his head but could not say how that happened.
He said today that the UAE Paralympic Committee is anticipating receiving a report on the matter by Monday (July 17) at the latest.
"We are following it with the UAE Embassy here and the authorities in the UK," Rashed told insidethegames.
"Today we got some news that the case now is at the stage of almost being finished, but unfortunately it’s Friday tomorrow so if the report isn’t issued tomorrow, we will probably have to wait until Monday because on Saturdays and Sundays they don’t work.
"But I believe that they have almost completed the report for us."
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said in a statement that the athlete's family and the Health and Safety Executive had been informed.
The UAE team were informed of the tragedy at their hotel here.
A minute's silence will be held as a mark of respect to Hayayei during the Opening Ceremony of the World Championships tomorrow.
"We do appreciate that from the Organising Committee," Rashed said.
"The Organising Committee, as well as the IPC, did a very great job from the beginning.
"They surround their delegations in really sharing their condolences with all of us and they asked if there’s any necessary things that they can provide.
"Of course, we feel like we are in one family here, the family of the Paralympic Movement, and if anything happened to anyone, everyone will share their happiness or their sadness.
"At the end of the day we are all family and we felt that from them when the [IPC] President Sir Philip Craven called us and Andrew Parsons, vice-president of the International Paralympic Committee, called and the rest of the team and the Organising Committee came to us here on the same night [as Hayayei’s death]."
The UAE are still competing at the World Championships, despite the tragic death of their team-mate.
"The first thing that we all promised ourselves to do with the athletes was that we are going to continue because we count ourselves as soldiers on this mission," Rashed added.
"If someone will fall raising his country’s flag - and he (Hayayei) is proud of that and his family will be proud of that - the rest of the team will fight and they will perform much better on behalf of their friend."
Hayayei made his Paralympic Games debut at last year's event in Rio de Janeiro, finishing sixth in the javelin F34 and seventh in the shot put F34.
He was set to participate in the F34 shot put, discus and javelin events at the World Championships.
Hayayei finished fifth in the discus and eighth in shot put at the 2015 edition of the event in Qatar’s capital Doha.