With all their MIGHT!

@Inlemay (16470)
South Africa
September 7, 2016 1:23am CST
Today marks the start of the 2016 Summer Paralympics Event in Rio and I shall be glued to the Telly for a few more weeks, but this time with my tissue's beside me, for they are the athlete's that give the world HOPE! I first got a glimpse of Paralympics from Beijing - before then I am not sure if our country televised it at all . . . but what an experience watching these amazing sporting people with their tenacity, bravery, endurance, perseverance and GUTS! They participate with all their MIGHT and in using that phrase let me assure you, its how the finish line is found, not just for Gold, Silver or Bronze but just to FINISH! I hope many of you will watch as well, be sure to have a tissue handy - these Games are heart stirrer's of note! "The 2016 Summer Paralympics, the fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games, are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee" From our home town a little girl will be participating, and when its her time to run, I shall keep you all informed. Have a wonderful Wednesday - count your blessings! image from Google
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@nomus24g (20294)
• India
7 Sep 16
good that u follow the game...
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@LadyDuck (141563)
• Switzerland
7 Sep 16
There is a Swiss team that participates at the Paralympics in Rio.
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
7 Sep 16
We have a team there too
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@LadyDuck (141563)
• Switzerland
7 Sep 16
@Inlemay I have been to the Swiss website of the Paralympics and I am very deceived to see that it's only in German and French. Yes, I speak French, but I hate discrimination for the Swiss Italian language.
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
8 Sep 16
@LadyDuck that is sad. I see our site is only in English
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@JudyEv (115606)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Sep 16
We have a local girl competing in the dressage so I hope she does well too.
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
7 Sep 16
oh how wonderful - so i shall look out for her as well.
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@JudyEv (115606)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Sep 16
@Inlemay Her name is Sharon Jarvis.
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
8 Sep 16
@JudyEv Our little ladies name is Liezel Gouws.
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@ison_1 (1252)
7 Sep 16
Hi Lany...I'm looking forward to the Paralymics too...blind football is my favourite event, it's incredible!
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
7 Sep 16
I was very fortunate to travel with the Blind Volleyball players of SA Games a few years back and after a long discussion I had the understanding of how they play - there is a small bell in the ball. Still I have no idea how they dont bump into each other. They has such passion for what they do - I cannot wait to witness their abilities
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@ison_1 (1252)
7 Sep 16
@Inlemay Isn't it amazing that when the body is deprived on one sense, it is able to heighten another? I have the utmost respect for the dedication these athletes put into their sports.
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
7 Sep 16
@ison_1 its beyond comprehension actually - I think they are all amazing and unfortunately our Blade Runner wont be there ever again because he pulled a trigger too soon.
@Jessicalynnt (47798)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Sep 16
I dont know if they are or arent, I might actually check, seems more interesting than the normal ones were
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
8 Sep 16
to me they are, I watched the opening ceremony and already my tissue box is half.
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@jaboUK (52726)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 16
Yes we will be watching too - these athletes are so inspirational. I had a paralysed friend and she so wished that she could do something like that, but unfortunately not enough of her body worked. She could only move her head and one arm, on which the fingers didn't work.
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
8 Sep 16
there is such a feeling being or watching them, it brings me right back to earth!
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@responsiveme (14225)
• India
7 Sep 16
Good luck to your home athelte...and thank you for sharing.
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
7 Sep 16
I shall remind you all when she runs - thank you for commenting
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@ms1864 (7001)
• Bangalore, India
7 Sep 16
these athletes show us what humans are capable of if they just try..
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
7 Sep 16
they are amazing
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@skysnap (17652)
7 Sep 16
didnt followed much of the games.
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