More medals in the Paralympics..really impressive!
August 30, 2012 4:34pm CST
I live in Brazil and in the Olympics we had a low number of medals, especially gold medals. I think we ended up in 20 something in the final ranking, which is pretty bad considering that we are going to host the next Olympics Game. But, incredible, in the Paralympics our results are much better finishing in 9th in the last Paralympics. The reason for that for me is not really clear, because Paralympics athletes receive a much lower financial support than the others athletes. I say like it's not even 10% of what is destinated to the others athletes, so, for me, it's impressive and an example of how these athletes deal with bad conditions and still be the best in their sports. How about your country? They are better in the Paralympics or in the Olympics?
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• United States
1 Dec 12
Personally I feel it is often because of allowing their disabilities to not hold them back. You often see so many people with so many issues in their life that even some of them the worse they are, the more happier they are, and will often go out of their way to due things you once thought as impossible. When in reality it is always up to us, many times a Great mind set means a lot for sure.
• Lima, Peru
31 Aug 12
Unfortunatelly in our country the athletes doesn't have enough support from the government or private enterprises. As a result of this we didn't get any medals in the last Olympic Games. I think that not only depends of the financial support whether an athlete is good or not, but it is necessary as a help, so that athletes can practice their disciplines in better conditions. I expect that the sport authorities take the proper measures to correct what until now wrong in sport is and that we can do a better role in Brazil.
• United States
30 Aug 12
I know that this is sad to admit, but I do have to admit that I've not followed the Paralympics at all. The reason that I haven't followed them isn't because of the fact that I am not interested because I am, I had a very special friend while I was growing up that was disabled and I actually volunteered for the local Paralympics several times. Instead, the reason that I've not followed them is because of the fact that I don't know how to follow them here.