Paralympics and Disability Sport by Brett Smith download in ePub, pdf, iPad
All the emotions got put aside and we just had a job to do. Many of you will leave Athens with medals, but all of you will leave as champions.
Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe won gold in the women's visually-impaired slalom at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. It's unbelievable to win a gold medal and it is beyond our wildest dreams. There were local support staff involved and volunteers.
But Farkasova and Subrtova were unable to cope with the pressure and could only clock the third fastest time of the second run, leading to wild celebrations for the British supporters. Greece, the home team, received a strong cheer. Everyone felt it had the highest level of craft. It focused on oversight of the Games, cross-programme management and the London Olympic Legacy. In contrast with the formal nature of the opening ceremony, the athletes entered the stadium for the final time as a collective.
The opening ceremony also featured a performance with human drama, with light and with music, in an allegory about obstacles and limits. An athlete from Turkmenistan propelled himself around the stadium by doing somersaults. She retained her position as the most successful Paralympian of all times.
The ceremony also featured a performance by British electronic music group Orbital. The artistic and entertainment part of the ceremony will not take place. Chantal Petitclerc of Canada won five golds and set three world records in wheelchair racing, while Swedish shooter Jonas Jacobsson took four gold medals. However, they recovered superbly to finish third in the super-G before runners-up spot in both the super combined and giant slalom.
Some venues also contained additional accessible seating areas during the Paralympics. After that, fireworks erupted at the stadium. They had a nightmare start to their Paralympic campaign when the teenager crashed out early on in their opening downhill event.
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