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REVIEW of Focus 05
A Tribute to the Paralympians

The Paralympics have been held many times before, but 2012 was the first year we really took notice, finding ourselves glued to the TV at all hours of the day and night. This was thanks to broadcasts that were more comprehensive than for previous competitions; yet were, unfortunately, still lacking in our opinion, because not all events were shown in full. What we did witness, however, left us in awe, and this is reflected in the complete article. Re-reading it, I doubt I could express our feelings and admiration any better and, as it is quite short, I won't waste time repeating myself here.

Instead, what I would like to do is encourage you to give the upcoming Rio Paralympics a look. Believe me, it won't be boring, and I'm sure most will have to agree that it is anything but "play" sports. The level of excellence displayed will be the same as in the able-bodied Olympics, the courage and determination perhaps greater. Sometimes, the disadvantages will be obvious, wheelchair "Murder Ball" for example. Competition in this code is fierce, often brutal; and with no quarter given it is exciting, edge-of-the-seat viewing. Then there are the ones with prosthetic limbs who can run just as fast, and jump just as high as most "normal" athletes. Others may appear to have no disability whatever, but imagine being sight-impaired and only able to run the course with the help of a guide who can see. And as you watch them perform, you will soon be applauding the talents and achievements of genuine Olympians who have not given up and are never likely to. I guarantee that Rio will not disappoint.

To read the complete article or download the PDF of Focus 05 click here

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