There have been some amazing contests during the Games.
|South African relay team|
The Wheelchair Rugby - better known as MURDER BALL is a fantastic sport. Exciting, physical...relentless.... Captain Greg Smith was the Australian flag bearer
|By the pool during the swimming comp|
The swimming, across all classifications, was great as well...as was the athletics! Lots of world records, wonderful rivalry....Fantastic
We heard a lot of words used like INSPIRATIONAL, but while we were watching we just saw fantastic athletes doing what they'd trained years to do.
I was speaking to a friend a while ago about the Paralympics and was told they didn't watch and didn't care because they were only interested in watching the best of the best, as in the OLYMPIC GAMES.
Well, I can tell you...If you watch the Paralympics, that's exactly what you see.
|Jacqueline Freney-8 gold medals|
Thanks to the ABC here in Australia, we were able to see a lot more of the Paralympics than previous years...thank goodness!!! Great coverage with no condescension or mawkish commentary.
Wake up BLOGGER. Time to get with the program and add "PARALYMPICS" to your dictionary.