What is Paralympic Sport?

If you’re a fan of disability sport, you’ve likely run across a situation where your talk about the Paralympics was met with a blank stare. Though the Games are becoming more prominent with each passing Paralympiad, ignorance about them still persists. Thankfully, the Australian Paralympic Committee is on the case!

Just yesterday, they uploaded a video called “What is Paralympic Sport?” to YouTube. Though its focus is on Australian athletes, it gives a breakdown of the type of disabilities represented in the Paralympics and a quick primer on classification. Plus, there is some awesome footage of Paralympians in action. It’s a great little video, and is a really useful link to send to friends who have questions about what the Paralympic Games are and how they function.

Check it out:

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