Monday, September 27, 2021

Tag: Paralympic Games

History of the Paralympics

Sport for athletes with an impairment has existed for more than 100 years, and the first sport clubs for the deaf were already in...

Paralympian Mackenzie Soldan Is Making History in Wheelchair Tennis

The 26-year-old is the first wheelchair player to train full-time at the USTA National Campus. After winning Paralympic Gold at the 2016 Rio Games, Mackenzie...
Ryan Straschnitzki

‘I‘m here to inspire people‘: Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player relearns old skills

CALGARY — Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki is on his hands and knees trying a skill he hasn‘t had to practise for 18...

Andy’s loving life in the fast lane

Houghton doesn't let life-changing injury stop him racing THE word determination is used a lot in sport – and for Andy Houghton it’s one of...
Steve Emt Wheelchair Curling

Once a College Basketball Player, Paralyzed Athlete Now Curls

Steve Emt was rolling himself up a hill to a pie shop in Falmouth, Massachusetts, when the coach of a wheelchair curling team noticed...

Paralympic Athlete Josh Roberts Going for Gold in Rio

Most of us expect to sweat when we get hot. But imagine if you couldn’t sweat. This condition actually affects many people with spinal...

How SoCal Doctors Used Basketball to Rehabilitate Paralyzed Vets

The popular wheelchair sport helped to launch the Paralympics in 1960 Jerry Fesenmeyer was an 18-year-old Iowa farm boy when he and his fellow marines...

Finding a new outlet through quadriplegic rugby

https://youtu.be/95QF3-JK4Xs Team captain Earl Bowser uses the backs of his hands to push his titanium wheelchair across the battle-worn gym floor, carrying a volleyball in...

From Hope to How Soon? Paralympian and Gold Medalist, Victoria Arlen Sets Her Sights...

Paralympian swimmer, Victoria Arlen defies odds and comes back from a vegetative state to win gold at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. With the...

Muffy Davis achieves goals despite injury

When Muffy Davis was a teenager, she used to ski against Picabo Street, the two rivals dreaming of someday competing for Olympic gold. Davis had...