Closing ceremony – London 2012 Paralympics

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London 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony from inside the stadium. TV showed individual elements. Spectators saw multiple different shows. . . . → Read More: Closing ceremony – London 2012 Paralympics

Blind judo at London 2012 – the loser’s story

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Blind judo

Blind, like in a windowless room with no lights. Somebody’s hand on your arm. Your own hand on their arm. And they are about to attack.

In the dark they’ll try and trip you, throwing themselves on top of you, trying to pin your shoulders to the floor.

As you fall back you . . . → Read More: Blind judo at London 2012 – the loser’s story

Women’s wheelchair basketball – GB

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The ball’s in my hand. They’re coming for me. Ball to lap. Push hard on the wheels. Push again, all the way down so that the ball presses against my chest and I can feel the speed of the chair. Take the ball. Bounce it twice, so I am allowed to push again. . . . → Read More: Women’s wheelchair basketball – GB

Olympics compared to the Paralympics

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Anthi Karagianni from Greece. Long jump, visually impaired Anthi Karagianni from Greece. Long jump, visually impaired Slide 2 Slide 2 Slide 4 Slide 4 A personal best for GB’s Aled Davies on his final throw of the discus A personal best for GB’s Aled Davies on his final throw of the discus And a gold . . . → Read More: Olympics compared to the Paralympics

Spectacle and inspiration: Paralympics Opening Ceremony

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Being at the paralympic opening ceremony and the games that followed was the most inspirational and uplifting events I’ve ever experienced. . . . → Read More: Spectacle and inspiration: Paralympics Opening Ceremony