Shortcuts / 23 August 2021

The Paralympics

The Paralympics start next week and after a massive medal haul by the Aussies at the recent Olympics, we’re riding the Olympics train for as long as we can… To get you geared up and ready for the start of the games we get you across how the Paralympics came to be, the sports included, how the often referred to ‘classifications’ work, and the big one – who and what to look out for.

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Squiz recommends:

Reading: Guardian article about Paralympian Curtis McGrath who was deployed to Afghanistan and lost both his legs just months later. It’s an incredible story about how he turned to sport to stave off PTSD and other mental health issues.

Watching: The best moments of the Paralympics over the years – just to get you excited for what’s to come…

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