paralympics

Big Picture: pictures from the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.  The events are astonishing.  Wheelchair racing is a little obvious, but here are some events that takes pure moxie to participate:

  • Blind soccer
  • Blind Track/Field (a guide runs with you, tells you when to jump)
  • Boccia (ball throwing for people with cerebral palsy)
  • Goalball (blind handball; the ball has bells attached)
  • Handless table tennis
  • Armless archery (!!)
  • Sitting volleyball

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