Month: August 2022

INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Jessica Long, paralympic swimmer and record breaker

Jessica Long is a paralympic swimmer, who has held many world records and competed at five Paralympic Games, winning many medals. She continued her Paralympic winning run at Rio 2016, sealing one gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Despite her relatively young age, she is one of the world’s most decorated swimmers with 23 …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Kurt Fearnley, para-athlete who crawled the Kokoda Track

Kurt Fearnley’s wheelchair racing career is as impressive as it is extensive, with nearly two decades of experience under his belt. He has represented Australia at five Paralympic Games, winning three gold, seven silver and three bronze medals, and was co-captain of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team alongside Para-table tennis player Danni Di Toro. Kurt …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Yui Kamiji, golden wheelchair tennis player

Yui Kamiji is a Japanese wheelchair tennis player. She has won 26 major titles, as well as a Paralympic silver and bronze medal in singles and doubles, respectively, at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. She also won a bronze medal in singles at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. She won eight singles titles, including Roland Garros, and …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Jernej Slivnik, paralympic skier

Jernej Slivnik is a 21-year-old top para-athlete from Hrusica, Slovenia. Slivnik signed up for paraalpine skiing, competes in the World Cup, and in past years has competed in the World Championship and the Paralympic Games. Today, with the help of his trainer Roman Podlipnik, otherwise a gymnasium professor of physical education, he competes in giant …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Kiera Byland, athlete with Honor from the Queen

Kiera Byland is a Special Olympics star athlete – a cyclist, who earned six gold medals over two World Games. She first got involved with Special Olympics in 2013 and quickly became one of Britain’s best cyclist, winning three gold medals at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. She added three more …

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