Day 5 at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

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The Paralympic Games is an international multi-sport event, involving athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, including mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy.

Yet another Medal

Yippee Britains gets another Paralympic medal today, this makes Britain total 3, one Gold one Silver and one Bronze, compared to Russia this is just a drop in the ocean, they boast 34 medals 11 of which are gold

The Top Ten medals table so far

But considering Britain is not a snowbound country I think we can be proud of our Paralympians, so far the top ten countries so far are

  1. Russia
  2. Germany
  3. Ukraine
  4. Austria
  5. Japan
  6. France
  7. Slovakia
  8. Canada
  9. Great Britain
  10. Sweden.

How it all started

This is Day 5 of 10 of the Sochi 2014 Paralympics, so let us hope we can continue to grab some more medals, the Paralympic Games started on September 22, 1989 but Dr. Ludwig Guttmann of Stoke Mandeville Hospital London organized an athletic day for disabled athletes that coincided with the 1948 Summer Olympics in London

The Beginning of the games

And from that small gathering of British World War II veterans we now have the largest international sporting event for disabled athletes, the picture to the right is of Oscar Pistorius at a track meet on 8 July 2007
who is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February last year,

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paralympics_2014_stamp_30_RUB.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2010_Winter_Paralympics_Men%27s_Biathlon_pursuit_vi_medalists.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paralympic_XC_ski_sitting.JPG
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oscar_Pistorius-2.jpg

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
12th Mar 2014 (#)

There's a guy from our home town who is a hot-shot para-snowboarder named Evan Strong who's favored for a medal. We're glued to out TV.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
12th Mar 2014 (#)

our TV

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author avatar Songbird B
12th Mar 2014 (#)

Great write up Johnny, and yes, we have a right to be proud of our paralympians..
Here's hoping we continue to do well in the Winter Olympics this year. It certainly proves that disability doesn't have to hold you back! \0/xxx

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
12th Mar 2014 (#)

how great is this...

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author avatar Connie McKinney
12th Mar 2014 (#)

So inspiring to read and to watch these athletes from afar. They are incredible athletes, that's for sure.

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author avatar wonder
13th Mar 2014 (#)

Inspiring.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
13th Mar 2014 (#)

Amazing and most rewarding sports... in so may ways!...thanks johnnydod

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author avatar Ubechu Dominic
13th Mar 2014 (#)

Its lovely

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
15th Mar 2014 (#)

Nice post and inspiring as well!

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author avatar Lee Hansen
3rd Sep 2014 (#)

It's good to recognize those who work hard to achieve at their sport. It is a special honor when they have overcome some physical challenges.

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