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Nikki Bedi and Richard Coles are joined by award winning comedian and lover of all things random, Ross Noble, who has 16 nationwide comedy tours under his belt, is a regular panellist on comedy shows and currently to be seen on iplayer on The Apprentice Australia. Paralympian sprinter Libby Clegg has won nine major gold medals, including two at the at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio for the 100m and 200m and she is the first blind contestant on Dancing On Ice. She joins us. Listener Georgia Naish got in touch about the significance of an object she inherited, a Spanish fan that her grandad brought back from his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. Scottish tenor Nicky Spence won a prestigious record deal aged 22, but he recognised that it wasn't quite the path he wanted for himself, and he returned to his training, going on to become an inaugural Harwood Young Artist at English National Opera. We have the Inheritance tracks of John Barnes who chooses You'll never walk alone performed by Shirley Jones and Optimistic by Sounds of Blackness. And your Thank you. Producer: Corinna Jones
Physical therapist, Jessica Cozine-Lehman, earned her undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ and her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Regis University in Denver, CO in 2004. She joined the team at Great Moves in 2005, and became a partner in 2009.She has continued her education in many areas, including manual therapy, women's health and sport-specific rehabilitation (cycling, running, and triathlon). Jessica had the honor of going to the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece in 2004 as a therapist for the Cycling Team.Jessica has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2001. She has enjoyed volunteering for the Colorado Chapter of the APTA since 2002, and currently serves on the Colorado APTA Board. She is also the Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee and serves on the Colorado delegation at the National House of Delegates. She is honored to have received the Bob Doctor Service Award in 2008 and was named the Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year in 2014 by the Colorado APTA.Information on coaching-www.trainright.comKoop's Social Media-Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
President of Beacon Management Services Lisa Simmons joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss the Atlanta-based management firm as well as her numerous hikes across the world to raise money for BlazeSports. Simmons joins hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for the All About Real Estate segment. Beacon Management Services, a 10-year-old real estate management firm based in Atlanta, manages property throughout the state in virtually every county. The company primarily focuses on homeowner's associations (HOAs), community and condominium associations, mixed-use developments and commercial projects. Currently, outreach from apartments and multi-family developments may soon lead to a new, exciting offering from the company by the end of the year. Atlanta is experiencing a boom in apartment development and Beacon Management Services is incredibly interested in the prospect. The market is great for developers and home builders, and with seasoned managers and services, Beacon Management Services has been able to capitalize on the market's current state. With financial astuteness and organic growth, the company has experienced double-digit growth since its founding in 2011 purely by word-of-mouth. “Our customers are our best form of advertising. They are the ones that give us referrals [and leads] and tell us who to contact,” said Simmons. When a community is in development, Beacon can step in at virtually any point, but it is more beneficial to begin the partnership during construction to review documents with the builder, attorney and team members to guide them towards the best practices and policies for that particular development. The community sales team is a critical component of the process and Beacon Management Services makes it a priority to introduce themselves to the sales team as soon as possible. The eyes and ears of a community, the sales team knows what is happening on the ground, which is very beneficial when Beacon cannot be there in person. Simmons shared, “That kind of intelligence gives us the background and information we need to better serve our clients and developers.” Formerly an onsite salesperson herself, Simmons understands the importance and necessity of the role. The sales team is there to sell homes and is not expected to understand every aspect of an HOA. There are many components to understand in an HOA and Beacon offers training to inform the sales team and attend sales meetings for additional clarity. The main focus is for Beacon to partner with them to sell more homes quickly to satisfy the builder and developer's goals. The relationship between Beacon Management Services and sales teams is an essential partnership. BlazeSports is a legacy organization born out of the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. It serves physically challenged children, youths and veterans by providing them ways to participate and compete in sports. Simmons discovered the exceptional organization three years ago when she was interested in doing a fundraiser in conjunction with her hike across the Grand Canyon. She gravitated towards the organization's mission and, in turn, formed another meaningful partnership. Due to the pandemic's complications, Simmons had to cancel a summit she initially intended to hike in Russia and find a fast replacement. After discovering the Inca Trail in Machu Pichu, she signed up immediately and secured the final spot. Tourism in Peru dwindled to virtually nothing during the pandemic and despite opening the country for tourism, Simmons encountered no one apart from her group while hiking the trail. “I was pleasantly surprised, and it surpassed every expectation,” said Simmons. “Machu Pichu is gorgeous. I can't say enough good things about it.” Depending on the trail's location and altitude, the weather can vary from tropical to freezing temperatures. Another incredible aspect of the hike is the culture and history learned along the way,
54. Victoria Arlen - Accessible Voices “What am I doing? How do I do this? How do I get out of it? I think it's staying rooted in your empathy, love, joy, and gratitude, and sprinkling your faith amongst it all. I think those are big things...taking yourself out of the ego and being like, What do I want to give to this world? Because we only have a limited time here. So leave your impact, because we're all able to leave an impact here.” Victoria Arlen Guest Info: Victoria Arlen's life drastically changed in 2006 at the tender age of eleven when she developed two rare conditions known as Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. This was an incredibly rare scenario and Victoria quickly lost the ability to speak, eat, walk and move. She slipped into a vegetative state in which doctors had written her off as a lost cause. Victoria spent nearly four years “locked” inside her own body completely aware of what was going on just unable to move or communicate. Doctors believed there was little hope of survival and recovery was unlikely. Victoria, however was not ready to give up. In 2010 after almost four years she began the nearly impossible fight back to life. Learning how to speak, eat and move all over again. Victoria went on to exceedingly defy the odds and not only recovered but has since become an accomplished Motivational Speaker, Television Host and Swimmer. Her swimming resume includes three Silvers and a Gold medal from the London 2012 Paralympic Games as well as multiple World, American and Pan American Records. In April 2015, Victoria made the transition from professional athlete to sportscaster and joined ESPN as one of the youngest on air talents hired by the company and reports and hosts across all platforms. In the Spring of 2016 Victoria defied yet another odd and after spending nearly a decade in a wheelchair paralyzed from the waist down was able to learn how take one step after another and eventually not only did she learn how to walk but within a year and a half in the Fall of 2017 she learned to dance as a contestant on Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars. Victoria and her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy quickly became fan favorites. Victoria is also carrying out her dream of helping others, serving as the Founder and Co-Chair of Victoria's Victory Foundation, a nonprofit that assists those with mobility challenges to achieve their own personal victory. Victoria's book titled Locked In hit stores worldwide in August of 2018 and in April of 2018 ESPN Films debuted a 30 for 30 titled “Locked In” based on Victoria's story at the Tribeca Film Festival. Victoria was a contributing producer for the film. Victoria became the face of Jockey in May of 2018 and debuted her signature clothing line Jockey by Victoria Arlen in September of 2019. In July of 2019 Victoria was announced as the new host of America Ninja Warrior jr, Season 2 which aired in February 2020. In the last year Victoria has branched into more creative spaces in both acting, producing, fashion and hosting with a variety of projects currently in the works. Victoria has become world famous not only for her story and accomplishments but for her message: “Face It, Embrace It, Defy It, Conquer It“ ™ VictoriaArlen.com Favorite Quote: “Face it. Embrace it. Defy it. Conquer it.” — Victoria Arlen R.O.G. Takeaway Tips: Three things for us to model in our own lives: Gratitude Attitude Community Gratitude: Gratitude has been proven to improve our health, wellness, relationships and perspective. What's something you're taking for granted right now? Attitude: Attitude determines altitude. Attitude is everything. Charles Swindoll wrote, “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% what we do about it.” How would you describe – in general – your attitude? Community: Who's in your community? How do they support you? How do you support them? Invest in your communities. They are precious gifts for us – and meet the human need to belong. Resources: VictoriaArlen.com VictoriasVictory.org Locked In - The Will to Survive and the Will to Live by Victoria Arlen Careers at Disney/ ESPN https://jobs.disneycareers.com/espn Coming Next: Episode 55, we will be joined by Mary Ann Newell and Jaylen Dotson from St. Joseph University's Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. They will dispel some of the myths about autism and share the truth about the talent and capability of people with autism. Don't miss it! Credits: Victoria Arlen, Sheep Jam Productions, Host Shannon Cassidy, Bridge Between, Inc.
Ryley Batt is the Australian Wheelchair Rugby team captain and arguably the World's Best Wheelchair Rugby player. He's won 2 Gold and 1 silver medal at 5 Paralympic Games. This episode was recorded recently when Riley was spending 2 weeks locked in a hotel room in Sydney, doing his time in Quarantine after returning from the Tokyo Paralympics. In this episode we discuss: The mindsets of winning and losing The mental challenges of preparing for a Paralympics during the global pandemic The mental challenges of returning to quarantine after the Paralympics and not achieving the results they wanted. How his upbringing set him up for success from a young age. Why he refused a wheelchair for the first 12 years of his life and chose to use a skateboard as transport instead. And much more about his life and sport and different things we can draw inspiration from. Follow Ryley online: Instagram: @ryleybatt Facebook: Ryley Batt If you're enjoying this podcast and haven't given it a five star rating and review on itunes or apple or wherever you're listening to the show, please jump on and do so. It only takes 2mins and it goes a long way to ensuring I can continually secure great guests for you legendary listeners.
On this episode we chat with former US Paralympian Gold Medalist Seth McBride who shares his story about overcoming spinal cord injury and making it to the Paralympic Games, not once but three times! Seth has lived a pretty extraordinary life. As a parent with a disability, wheelchair rugby athlete and editor at New Mobility … Continue reading Paralympic Dreams with Gold Medalist Seth McBride →
We welcome back TKFLASTANI author Harry Blutstein to talk about his latest book Games of Discontent: Protests, Boycotts, and Politics at the 196 Mexico Olympics. We discuss a few of the protests during these Games - the infamous Tommie Smith/John Carlos podium protest, of course, but also protests by Czechoslovakian gymnast Věra Čáslavská. And yes, there's Avery Brundage talk! Learn more about Harry at his website, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Get a copy of the book (it's a great read) from our Bookshop.org storefront. Purchases made through this link will help support the show financially. Alison shares a story of courage in our Atlanta 1996 history moment, and we also have news from TKFLASTAN, including Team Shuster's appearance on "The Late Late Show." We also have an update on Beijing 2022 and news about Africa's announcement of its first regional Paralympic Games. Plus, this wouldn't be a Keep the Flame Alive show about Mexico City if we didn't bring up this classic Raquel Welch video. Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive! *** Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod NEW: Get merch: http://www.flamealivepod.com/store Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348
Greg Pote returns to the podcast to talk about October being spina bifida awareness month. We also talk about the recent Paralympic Games, and the history of this podcast. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/MJf8eYhE3F Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzpCEit4LJ9ljYCQFTZhRQ
Episode #038 - Please welcome Personnel Security Specialist Trevon Jenifer. Trevon Jenifer was born without limbs due to a rare disease called Congenital Phocomelia. When Trevon was 4 years old, his step-dad (Eric Brown) came into his life and helped raise him. All of Trevon's siblings were participating in sports, so Eric found an organization that offered Wheelchair Track and Wheelchair Basketball. Trevon broke and still holds the records in the 100-, 200-, 400- and 800-meter races for Wheelchair Track in the U11 and U14 age groups. He competed in Wheelchair Track and Basketball until the age of 12, then competed in Wrestling his junior and senior year in High School. His senior year he finished 3rd in the State of Maryland and has a record of 32-8. Trevon was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2006, Trevon wrote an autobiography about his life called From the Ground Up. From 2006-2011, Trevon attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. He was a member of the Edinboro University Wheelchair Basketball Team, where he went from being the 8th man on an 8-man roster to the best player on the Team by 2009. He was a 2x All-American (2010 and 2011) and Captain from 2009-2011. Trevon made his first Team USA appearance in 2009 when he was on the U23 Team that took Gold in Junior World's Championship. He then made the Men's National Team in 2010 and has been a member ever since. He has won Gold in the Parapan American Games in 2011 (Guadalajara, Mexico), 2015 (Toronto, Canada), and 2019 (Lima, Peru). Trevon won two Silver in the Worlds Championship Games in 2014 in Incheon, South Korea, and in Hamburg, Germany in 2018. He is a 3X Paralympic medalist, winning a Bronze Medal in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, Gold Medalist in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Gold Medalist in 2020 Paralympic Games in Toyko. In 2013-2015, Trevon played professional Wheelchair Basketball in the south of France. Trevon is a proud father to a baby girl and baby boy. While being a full-time Father, Trevon is also an active member in his community, where volunteers as an assistant coach for the Edinboro University Wheelchair Basketball Team. He does countless demonstrations and motivational speeches, for schools (elementary and up), ADA, FBI, FEMA, YMCA, etc. all over the United States, speaking on topics that cover perseverance, Paralympic movement, bullying, and adaptive/disability awareness. Social Media: www.treyj5.com, Facebook: Trevon Jenifer, Twitter: @Trevon_Jenifer, Instagram: @TreyJenifer Hosted and Edited by: Cody Starken, Associate Producer and assistant editor: Starr Vazquez This episode is sponsored by the United States Secret Service. www.secretservice.gov Special Thanks to PSS Trevon Jenifer for his time and support, and SMD for their support. Music is “Nova Police” by Hermelin, found here: www.hermelin.bandcamp.com/track/nova-police. The music used in the podcast was altered from the original soundtrack by cutting specific sections of the music to create the intro and outro of the podcast. This work Attribution-Noncommercial-sharealike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US), which license definition is located here: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 Want to join the Secret Service? Click here to start your journey https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=USSS Please visit us at: Twitter@secretservice, Instagram@secretservice, Facebook @UnitedStatesSecretServiceOfficial, YouTube@US Secret Service, and LinkedIn @U.S. Secret Service Subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or SoundCloud.com and find it at www.secretservice.gov/press/social-media/
This week's guest on the Pacey Performance Podcast is sports psychologist Dan Abrahams. Dan became a psychologist following a stint as a professional golfer with an interest in the mental side of the sport. After calling time on his playing career, he became a coach and followed that up by gaining a master's degree in sports psychology. He's been working in this capacity for 16 years now, including for England Rugby, England Golf, and numerous Premier League football clubs. Following the recent Olympic and Paralympic Games, sports psychology has been in the spotlight more than ever. Dan discusses the impact this has had on the subject, including how an athlete's mental state can be rated on a three-stage ‘traffic light' system depending on their current needs. He also addresses the theory that you cannot coach attitude, effort and energy - although the athlete is responsible for their own attitude, Dan explains how coaches and sports psychologists can create an environment that engages athletes and helps them maintain all-important intensity when training. If you're interested in the mental side of coaching and sports science, then this week's podcast is for you. This week's topics: How sports psychology is currently split between athlete performance, wellbeing and mental health Why sporting organisations need to address all three as psychology becomes more prominent Why sports clubs on a budget could spend time educating their existing coaches in sports psychology Why it's said that you can't coach attitude, effort and energy How coaches can engage athletes and maintain all-important intensity during training How to create a positive training environment that gets the best from athletes Building relationships with athletes – and maintaining boundaries between the personal and professional
This week on the podcast Shaunna and Lisa discuss the Paralympic Games. The name “Para” is meant to be perceived as beside or alongside “Olympic,” however, the Paralympic games have historically been treated as other, or maybe even less-than the Olympics. We see this in a number of ways: the Paralympic Games are always held after the completion of the Olympics, and access to television coverage of Paralympic events is painfully difficult to find. It is likely that this is based on the implicit assumption by organizers and media outlets that the Paralympics will not be as popular and will attract less spectators. If the two Games were truly parallel, Shaunna and Lisa discuss they should perhaps be hosted at the same time and at the same venue. This would allow all athletes to be celebrated on a more equal playing field, despite their level of ability. It is argued though, that the logistics of hosting the two games simultaneously would be “too complicated” and society normalizes access to sport through an able-bodied lens. Shaunna and Lisa counter that argument by reminding us that if the Games were developed with universal design from the beginning they would start on a foundation that includes athletes of all abilities equally. Inspiration porn definition and examples https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2019/11/29/how-to-avoid-inspiration-porn/?sh=47c746a25b3d Jessica Long Toyota Commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqWG5_7nwyk Inspiration Porn Critique (of Jess Long commercial) http://www.criticalaxis.org/critique/jessica-longs-story/ We are 15 campaign commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng6mT_EJy2Q (only aired during the paralympics per what Lisa saw) We are 15 website: https://www.wethe15.org Should the Paralympics and Olympics be combined? https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/08/15/why-unified-olympics-should-replace-paralympics-column/3362822001/ https://disabilityhorizons.com/2021/08/disability-inclusion-should-the-olympics-and-paralympics-be-merged/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/gusalexiou/2021/09/05/sporting-apartheid---should-the-paralympics-be-scrapped-and-merged-into-the-main-games/?sh=431666dd6da9 Paralympic History https://www.npr.org/2021/08/25/1030629549/paralympics-history-name-meaning https://www.paralympic.org/ipc/history https://onherturf.nbcsports.com/2021/09/05/paralympic-medal-count-tokyo-2020-women-team-usa/ Support the podcast and use our sponsor codes! InsideTracker: 25% off at insidetracker.com/feistytriathlon Nuun Hydration: 30% off with code StayFeisty at nuunlife.com
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss athletes and mental health. They answer how many athletes suffer from mental health; how mental health affect athletes; why do athletes have mental health issues; and what athletes have mental health challenges. They share their opinions about how athletes can help with mental health and what family, friends, and fans can do to support them. #KeepItSporty Mentioned in This Episode: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) – www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Naomi Osaka Documentary – www.Netflix.com Black Girls Breathing - www.blackgirlsbreathing.com We Play Interactive by Women's Sports Foundation - www.womenssportsfoundation.org Podcast episode: Naomi Osaka Puts Her Mental Health First - www.blackgirlstalksports.com/podcast/naomi-osaka-puts-her-mental-health-first Podcast Items of Interest: Become a Monthly Patron - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports Buy Us a Coffee - https://ko-fi.com/blackgirlstalksports Join Us the Facebook Group (Women only) @BlackGirlsTalkSports Download free Android App in the Google Play Store Podcast Sponsored by Cuisine Noir Magazine - www.cuisinenoirmag.com Sources: Allen, R. (2020, December 23). The Things I'll Never Forget. The Players' Tribune. https:// https://www.theplayerstribune.com/posts/ray-allen-nba-basketball-things-ill-never-forget Chang, C.J.; Putukian, M.; Aerni, G.; Diamond, A.B.; Hong, E.S.; Ingram, Y.M.; Reardon, C.L.; Wolanin, A.T. Mental Health Issues and Psychological Factors in Athletes: Detection, Management, Effect on Performance, and Prevention: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: March 2020 - Volume 30 - Issue 2 - p e61-e87, doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000817. Kuik, R. and Potts, S. (2019, May). Mental Health and Athletes. Athletes for Hope. https://www.athletesforhope.org/2019/05/mental-health-and-athletes/ Murray, C. and Fieldstadt, E. (2021, July 28). Simone Biles is the Latest Athlete Vocal About Mental Health. NBC News. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/olympics/simone-biles-latest-athlete-vocal-about-mental-health-n1275218 Sparlin Mental Health. (2020, January 17). Athletes and Mental Health. Sparlin Mental Health. https://sparlinmentalhealth.com/athletes-and-mental-health/ Smith, D. (2018, February 25). Raptors' Derozan Hopes Honest Talk on Depression Helps Others. Toronto Star. https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2018/02/25/raptors-derozan-hopes-honest-talk-on-depression-helps-others.html The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (2021, July 31). Michael Phelps: “Don't Be Afraid to Dream as Big as You Possibly Can.” Olympics.com. https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/news/michael-phelps-don-t-be-afraid-to-dream-as-big-as-you-possibly-can Wagner-McGough, S. (2018, September 4). Andrew Luck Admits He Was A 'Sad, Miserable Human' And 'Scared About Football' During Comeback. CBS Sports. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/andrew-luck-admits-he-was-a-sad-miserable-human-and-scared-about-football-during-comeback/
Happy Saturday! On this week's show, Alex speaks with Devin Heroux of CBC Sports about his experiences covering the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was one of the few reporters who stayed for both events -- a combined 51 straight days of living under semi-quarantine. Devin shares how he survived, and didn't wind up losing his mind. Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Tokyo Paralympic Games wrapped up last week, and our Athletics Canada team came away with 8 medals. One of those medals belongs to 21 year old sprinter Marissa Papaconstantinou who won bronze in the T64 100m. Marissa has been a rising star since she was fitted with her first running blade as a pre-teen, and she made her first Paralympic Games at just 16. But a slew of injuries and setbacks led to a rocky few years for this talented young athlete. In this episode Marissa shares the lessons she's learned through adversity, the power of representation, and what comes next for this newly minted Paralympic medalist!Learn more about The Shakeout Podcast and Canadian Running Magazine on our website https://runningmagazine.ca/category/shakeout-podcast/Follow The Shakeout Podcast on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShakeoutPodcastInstagram https://www.instagram.com/shakeoutpodcast/ andFacebook https://www.facebook.com/theshakeoutpodcast/Subscribe to our weekly show on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-shakeout-podcast/id1224828899243
Japan has received much praise internationally for successfully holding both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. At home, however, events have failed to generate much enthusiasm for the government. Analysts say a public backlash over the Olympics is one of the reasons prime minister Yoshihide Suga is not going to contest the coming elections. But it is not just the Olympics. The LDP government is also in trouble over its response to Covid vaccines, and its failure to modernise the economy, which remains sluggish. It is accused of having done little to expand employment opportunities for young people and to give greater rights to working women. So why does Japan find it so hard to bring about the changes necessary to end years of economic stagnation? How is its ageing population and its unwillingness to open up to greater immigration affecting its ability to increase growth? Plus, what does all this say about the cultural shifts taking place in the country? Celia Hatton is joined by a panel of experts. Producers Junaid Ahmed and Paul Schuster.
Pogovarjali smo se s strelcema Frančekom Gorazdom Tirškom, ki je prejel dve medalji, srebno in bronasto, in z legendarnim slovenskim paralimpijcem Francijem Pinterjem, ki se je udeležil že osmih iger.
After watching more of the Paralympic Games than I've ever seen before, in this episode I talk about them with my friend Stanley Martin Jr. Subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzpCEit4LJ9ljYCQFTZhRQ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/MJf8eYhE3F Credit to Blues Traveler for "Go Outside and Drive" in the intro
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears give an overview about the Paralympics Games. They answer the questions: how the Paralympics got started; what Paralympics mean; what the six broad Paralympics categories are; and what sports are included in the Paralympics. They highlight Bonnie St. John, the first African American to medal in any Paralympic event. They share an update on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games medal count and highlight Team USA's accomplishments. They also discuss some of the most decorated Paralympian athletes in the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain. #KeepItSporty Podcast Items of Interest: Become a Monthly Patron - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports Buy Us a Coffee - https://ko-fi.com/blackgirlstalksports Join Us the Facebook Group (Women only) @BlackGirlsTalkSports Download free Android App in the Google Play Store Podcast Sponsored by Cuisine Noir Magazine - www.cuisinenoirmag.com Sources for this Episode: Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia (2017, May 3). Paralympic Games. Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/sports/Paralympic-Games Grunik, K. (2021, September 4). Women's Wheelchair Basketball Dominates for Bronze Against Germany. United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. https://www.teamusa.org/news/2021/september/04/womens-wheelchair-basketball-dominates-for-bronze-against-germany International Paralympic Committee. (2021). Paralympics History. Paralympic.org. https://www.paralympic.org/ipc/history International Paralympic Committee. (2021). Paralympics Sports. Paralympic.org. https://www.paralympic.org/sports International Paralympic Committee. (2021, August 24). Tokyo 2020 Sets the Record for Most Athletes and Women at a Paralympic Games. Paralympic.org. https://www.paralympic.org/news/tokyo-2020-sets-record-most-athletes-and-women-paralympic-games McElwee, M., Brown, O., Davies, G.A., and Wilcox, G. (2021, August 27). Day Three: Kadeena Cox Out to Inspire Black British Cyclists After Defending Paralympic Title. The Telegraph. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/paralympic-sport/2021/08/27/paralympics-2021-tokyo-2020-swimming-cycling-kadeena-cox/amp/ Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Paralympics. Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paralympics NBC Olympics. (2021, August 29). Jamal Hill. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/nbcolympics/photos/a.481874780328/10161756590905329/ NBC Olympics. (2021, September 4). Back-to-Back Gold. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/nbcolympics/photos/a.481874780328/10161770574335329/ NBC Olympics. (2021, September 3). The United States of Speed. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/nbcolympics/photos/a.481874780328/10161768227230329/ NBC Sports. (2021, September 3). Watch: Jessica Long Earns Another Gold in Her Final Event of Tokyo. MSN. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/olympics2020-videos/watch-jessica-long-earns-another-gold-in-her-final-event-of-tokyo/ar-AAO4FB3 OlympicTalk. (2021, September 3). U.S. Breaks World Record in Paralympic Debut of Universal Relay, Mcfadden Gets First Tokyo Gold. NBC Sports. https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2021/09/03/tokyo-paralympics-universal-relay-athletics-mcfadden-mayhugh-mason-malone/ The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (2021). Paralympic Games Classification. Olylmpics.com. https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/paralympics/games/classification/ United States Association of Blind Athletes. (2021). “Trischa Zorn-Hudson.” USABA.org. https://www.usaba.org/about-us/hall-of-fame-recipients/trischa-zorn-hudson/ Wikipedia Contributors. (2021, June 5). Bonnie St. John. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bonnie_St._John&oldid=1026972633 Wikipedia Contributors. (2021, September 3). Goalball. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Goalball&oldid=1042133917 Wikipedia Contributors. (2021, September 3). Jessica Long. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jessica_Long&oldid=1042145281 Winderl, A.M. (2021, September 1). Oksana Masters Is Officially a Gold Medalist in Both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. SELF. https://www.self.com/story/oksana-masters-cycling-gold-paralympics World of Sports Science. (2021, August 16). "Disability Classification." World of Sports Science. Encyclopedia.com. https://www.encyclopedia.com/sports/sports-fitness-recreation-and-leisure-magazines/disability-classification
On this week's episode Kristi & Kathryn are chatting with cyclist and US Paralympic hopeful Josie Fouts. Josie tells us about the first date that got her interested in cycling, and how that eventually led to her leaving her full time job as a microbiome lab manager to pursue a full-time career as a cyclist. After racing at the Para Pan Am Games in 2019 Josie realized her bike handling skills needed some work, so she took to the dirt and started gravel riding. She tells us why going gravel has helped her push to a new level in cycling and taught her to listen to her body. Josie also dives into how riding dirt allows her to continue to evolve as a cyclist as well as an advocate, and tells us about her mission to get mountain biking into the Paralympic Games. Follow Josie on Instagram @ms.stubbornness and watch her documentary “Go Josie” on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1GfDjyUBJ4 **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
Rod Menzer of USA Archery, Steve, and George discuss the just-concluded Paralympic Games and the USA's achievements, and then take a deep dive on the proposals for new World Archery Rules coming up at the World Archery Congress in South Dakota starting this month. And Stave issues a major announcement you won't want to miss.
There are allegations the cheating went wider within intellectual disability sport, and that it wasn't just the gold-winning Spanish basketball team. An investigator for the International Paralympic Committee reveals what he found, and discusses specific accusations he heard about another of the basketball teams. The probe has shocking consequences for intellectual disability sport: a total ban from the Paralympic Games. Dan has a heart-to-heart with his mum and dad about the impact on his budding swimming career. And Dan speaks to the man who was in charge of the International Paralympic Committee when it took the decision that has overshadowed Dan's life ever since.
Some of paralympians decided to take up the sports after having a big accident or illness which prevent them from pursuing their original sporting career. They did not give up. They are resilient. There is a lot of stories about them in the games. - パラリンピックのアスリートの中には、もともと世界レベルのエリートアスリートだった人たちも少なくありません。事故や病気などで一度はそれを奪われても、彼らはスポーツをやめませんでした。
The Paralympic Games have ended and one of the star performers was road cyclist Oksana Masters who won two titles for the USA. She reveals just how hard it was to even be on the start line after undergoing surgery with exactly 100 days to go to the Games. Plus, she gives some mental health tips and gives context to her incredible Players' Tribune video about the physical and mental abuse she endured as an orphan from Ukraine.Players' Tribune piece: https://projects.theplayerstribune.com/oksana-masters-the-hard-part-out-loud
Team Canada won 21 medals at the Paralympic Games, after the pandemic made it a Games like no other. We hear about the experience with Tristen Chernove, a four-time medallist in paracycling, who won silver in Tokyo; and first-time Paralympian Sarah Mickey, who finished 6th in the discus.
Aruba had never had a Paralympic team until Shardea Arias de la Cruz, a student in her 20s, decided to make it happen. From finding her first athlete at the supermarket, to his sudden disappearance at the Rio Games, it has been a story of jeopardy, hustling and absolute belief. The charismatic Elliott Loonstra is the island's hope for Tokyo 2020. After working at a scuba dive shop at the weekends and spending his week-days training on Aruba's idyllic beaches, Elliott's ready to take on Tokyo in the para-taekwondo. And it's the first time the sport has featured at a Paralympic Games. Presented by Beth Rose. Subscribe to this podcast on BBC Sounds or say "Ask the BBC for Ouch" to your smart speaker.
The 2020 Paralympics are currently underway in Tokyo, following the 2020 Olympic Games. What sets the Paralympic Games and their athletes apart from the Olympic games? The answer is Worth Noting.Links:International Paralympic Committee (accessed August 30, 2021)Paralympics History (accessed August 30, 2021)Paralympic Sports (accessed August 30, 2021)Goalball (accessed August 30, 2021)Get To Know the Refugee Paralympic Team (accessed August 30, 2021)Sources consulted:“Ten teen stars who can light up Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games“ (Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, August 13, 2020)“Paralympics powerhouses: 10 global stars to follow in Tokyo“ (The Guardian, August 15, 2021)“Paralympic swimmer Abbas Karimi, born without arms, poised to be first refugee medalist at Tokyo Games” (USA Today, August 23, 2021)“Tokyo 2020 sets the record for most athletes and women at a Paralympic Games“ (Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, August 24, 2020)“Abbas Karimi: "It means everything to compete here” (Olynpics.com, August 27, 2021)“Ibrahim Hamadtou, without arms, impresses in table tennis | Tokyo 2020 Paralympics | NBC Sports“ (NBC Sports, August 27, 2021)“Paralympic Games” (Britannica, accessed August 30, 2021)
A one off special to mark the Paralympics in Tokyo. Here Ashley talks to out bisexual British wheelchair basketball player Jude Hamer about her journey and being a bi role model. Another candid conversation from Bisexual Brunch! Bisexual Brunch is a MIM Production
With the Tokyo Paralympic Games coming to a close on September 5th, NPR reporter Rachel Treisman joins us to discuss the highlights so far and what to look forward to in the last few days of the games, plus the history and origins of the Paralympics.
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla on Autopilot crashes into stopped police car just as it is being investigated for similar crashes Tesla pushes new software update to improve Model S suspension, Autopark, and more The mystery of a Tesla found destroyed on a frozen lake is solved, and it's a wild story A note left on a Tesla Model 3 shows just how little people know about electric cars Karma expands to commercial electrification with ‘Powered by Karma' B2B strategy Toyota resumes self-driving operations at Paralympic Games; CEO remains skeptical of autonomous progress Watch Rivian's R1T easily navigate through at least 3 feet of water XPeng says Voyager X2 has begun flying in extreme environments and high altitudes GAC-Aion unveils 480 kW fast charger, well below previously rumored 600 kW https://youtu.be/ufEV_2G3H_I Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
In Paralympic athletes compete each other under different set of rules from Olympics. But they are simply as amazing in athletic abilities, skills and fighting spirits as Olympians. - パラリンピックのスポーツはルールや使うものが違う別のスポーツです。その速さ、強さ、激しさはオリンピックと変わりません。
Tequila is the national drink of Mexico, wrapped up in the country's mythology via film, song and art. But makers have long relied on American consumers — 72% of all tequila produced last year was exported to the United States. Now celebrities see Mexican spirits as a way to expand their brand and make easy bucks.L.A. Times Latin America correspondent Kate Linthicum talks about the phenomenon. And host Gustavo Arellano gets a few people together for a taste test to see whether celebrity tequila can be ... good?After that: a profile of wheelchair basketball player Josie Aslakson, who is competing in the Paralympic Games.More reading:Kendall Jenner, Michael Jordan, the Rock. How American celebrities are changing Mexico's tequila industryKendall Jenner has a new tequila brand, and Twitter wants to know whyFlamin' Hot Cheetos, natural wine and toilet paper: Sara's Market in East L.A. adapts to the times
Earlier this month, Team GB finished the Tokyo Olympic games fourth on the medal table with a massive 65 medals, equalling our London 2012 Games haul. That makes us the first country to match its medal or better its tally for two consecutive Games after hosting – hurray! In this week's Chops, Jen chats to the winners of two of those medals, Anna Hopkin, part of the 4x100m mixed medley relay gold-medal-winning team, and bronze medalist and head-kicking extraordinaire, taekwondo fighter Bianca Walkden. They both spoke to Standard Issue on behalf of Team GB and Bridgestone, proud partner of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, as part of their Chase Your Dream No Matter What campaign.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/standardissuespodcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Last weekend was the Leadville 100 Trail Run and we have Adrian McDonald who won Leadville with a time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race's 38-year history. Show Sponsor: VENGA CBD Last weekend was the Leadville 100 Trail Run and we have Adrian McDonald who won Leadville with a time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race's 38-year history. As you know, we're huge fans of Venga CBD. It really helps us recover more quickly from our workouts, have less soreness, sleep better and reduce inflammation. We've been taking CBD for a long time now, but if you're new to it - or haven't yet tried it - you might be confused about where to start. Venga is now offering personalized CBD plans. All you have to do is take a simple quiz to get you started! Answer a few questions and, voila - there's your personalized CBD recommendation! 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Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co, Interview with Adrian McDonald Adrian Macdonald at the age of 32 won the famed Leadville Trail 100 run. His winning time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race's 38-year history and more than 40 minutes better than runner-up Matt Flaherty of Bloomington, Indiana — one of the most-accomplished ultrarunners in the nation. Earlier this year Adrian won the Antelope Island Buffalo Run 50 Miler in March. And pre-pandemic, Adrian finished 56th overall at the 2018 Boston Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 35 minutes and 48 seconds. Let's get into Leadville and ultra running with Adrian McDonald. Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. It's big time training and racing season. Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage. Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account. There's no commitment or charge to create one. Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day. Check it out! Endurance News: Chartier to step in for virus-stricken Von Berg at Collins Cup Von Berg has been suffering with the effects of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as mononucleosis virus, which he is believed to have contracted following his victory at IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland earlier this month. The 27-year-old lost 4.5kg in body mass and was unable to train for almost two weeks, and although he is on the road to recovery, he is far from elite level competitiveness. Von Berg was hoping to join up with Team US – against his doctor's advice – but was ultimately unable to return to full fitness in time, and will now face an uphill battle to return for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St. George, Utah in three weeks time. Team US Captain Mark Allen revealed that Von Berg, who was geared up for a showdown with Jan Frodeno and Lionel Sanders, is not in condition to race this weekend and will be replaced by Chartier. “It is an absolute privilege to be able to race for Team US at the inaugural Collins Cup and I look forward to competing against the best athletes from Team Europe and Team Internationals,” he said. “I have big shoes to fill but will give it my all for Team US.” Fantasy Football, Why Not Fantasy Triathlon at the Collins Cup, Great Prizes Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced the Collins Cup Fantasy Competition that will take place in the run up to the Collins Cup in Samorin, Slovakia on August 28th, 2021. The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition follows the well-received Tokyo fantasy game and utilises the PTO's pioneering Race Data and Statistics site, which has given fans of the sport unrestricted access to current and historical racing data like never before. It is the next step in enhancing fan engagement and will be a fun way for Triathlon fans as well as all sports enthusiasts to follow the race. The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition will feature the races of the inaugural Collins Cup where fans can predict which Team Europe, International and USA PTO Professionals will come 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each race match on 28th August 2021. The Collins Cup is the PTO's flagship event and is a new race format modelled after the Ryder Cup, which will see teams of European, International and USA athletes pitted against one another and put on display the excitement, rivalry, drama, and personalities of the sport of triathlon. The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition will start on August 25th as soon as Captains unveil their picks for the race matches at the Collins Cup Opening Ceremony, which will be broadcast on the PTO YouTube Channel, Collins Cup app and Collins Cup website beginning at 5pm BST/ 6pm CEST/12 noon EST. The Grand Prize is an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2022 Collins Cup. Second and third place finishers will receive a TAG Heuer connected watch with GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope and heart rate sensor. In addition, there are many more prizes to be won courtesy of Wahoo, a premier partner of The Collins Cup, including Wahoo KICKR Bikes, Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainers and Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL multisport watches, giving fans the chance to snag some fabulous triathlon merchandise as well as displaying their knowledge of triathlon by correctly predicting race outcomes. Sign up to play at protriathletes.org/fantasy. Media Fantasy Competition Bill from 303 Mike Reilly Belinda Granger Triathlon Taren Broadcast information Broadcast Information - The Collins Cup (protriathletes.org) USA Triathlon 2020 U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team At the Paralympic Games, triathletes will cover a 750-meter swim, non-drafting 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. All races will be held at Tokyo's Odaiba Marine Park, the same venue as the Olympic triathlon competitions. The Paralympic triathlon events will take place Friday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 28, at 5:30 p.m. ET in the U.S. (Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 a.m. in Tokyo). Paratriathlon medal events in Tokyo include PTWC men and women, PTVI men and women, PTS4 men, PTS2 women and PTS5 men and women. Athletes whose classifications are not included in the Tokyo Games are permitted to “class up” and race in a higher category against athletes with less severe impairments, provided they meet qualification and selection criteria. Elizabeth Baker (Signal Mountain, Tenn.), guided by Jillian Elliott (Gig Harbor, Wash.), Women's PTVI 2016 U.S. Paralympian Baker competed in paratriathlon's debut at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016, placing fourth. She is a seven-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist and fourth-place finisher at the 2019 World Paratriathlon Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. Baker is a 1996 graduate of the University of Georgia and earned her master's from Medical College of Georgia in 2001. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Christine Palmquist. Elliott, Baker's guide, is a former U.S. National Team triathlete who raced in World Triathlon Series, World Cup and Pan American Cup events. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Mark Sortino. Jamie Brown (Oceanside, Calif.), Men's PTS4 Brown is a two-time World Paratriathlon Championships bronze medalist (2012, 2017) and six-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist. He took bronze at the 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, sixth at the 2019 World Paratriathlon Championships and is the 2019 U.S. National Champion. He is a 2003 graduate of Chapman University in Orange, California, where he played on the NCAA men's baseball team. He is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by USA Triathlon Level II coach Derick Williamson. Kyle Coon (Colorado Springs, Colo.), guided by Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Men's PTVI Coon is a two-time World Triathlon Para Series medalist who earned his first international victory on May 15 in Yokohama, Japan. He is a two-time World Cup medalist, the 2019 Paratriathlon Nationals runner-up, and placed second at last month's Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. Coon lost his vision at age 7 due to retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. He is now a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson. Coon is a 2013 graduate of the University of Central Florida. His guide, Potts, is a 2004 U.S. Olympian, 2007 Pan American Games gold medalist, decorated IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 athlete and an ambassador for the USA Triathlon Foundation. Potts is coached by Mike Doane. Hailey Danz (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Women's PTS2 2016 U.S. Paralympic silver medalist Danz won silver as part of a U.S. podium sweep with Seely (gold) and Stockwell (bronze) at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. She is the 2013 World Paratriathlon Champion, a six-time World Championships medalist, and winner of the 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup and the 2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. She is a 2013 graduate of Northwestern University and is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team coached by Williamson. Danz is a cancer survivor and had her leg amputated due to osteosarcoma at age 14. Amy Dixon (Encinitas, Calif.), guided by Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), Women's PTVI Dixon is a 2019 U.S. National Champion, 2016 Aquathlon (swim-run) World Champion, nine-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist and six-time World Paratriathlon Cup medalist. In February 2020, she earned a silver medal at the World Triathlon Para Series event in Devonport, Australia. Dixon is a 1999 graduate of the University of Connecticut and is coached by USA Triathlon Level II Coach Ken Axford. Her guide, Sass, is a decorated amateur triathlete with 10 age-group world titles across the disciplines of triathlon, duathlon (run-bike-run) and aquathlon. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Suzanne Atkinson. Kelly Elmlinger (San Antonio, Texas), Women's PTS5 (classing up from PTS4) U.S. Army veteran Elmlinger served for 10 years as a U.S. Army medic, with three back-to-back deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. She had her leg amputated in 2016 due to synovial sarcoma, a rare form of soft tissue cancer. She won the 2018 USA Paratriathlon National Championships in just her second triathlon since becoming an amputee. She is the 2019 World Championships silver medalist and won gold this year at World Triathlon Para Series events in Yokohama, Japan, and Leeds, England. Elmlinger is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III coach Shelly O'Brien. Kendall Gretsch (Downers Grove, Ill.), Women's PTWC 2018 U.S. Paralympian (biathlon, cross-country skiing; 2 golds) Gretsch is a multi-sport talent in both paratriathlon and Nordic skiing, having won two gold medals in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. She is the 2014, 2015 and 2016 World Paratriathlon Champion, 2019 Worlds silver medalist and was undefeated in elite paratriathlon competition from June 2014-July 2018. She is a 2014 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson. Chris Hammer (Elkins, W.V.), Men's PTS5 2012 U.S. Paralympian (track & field), 2016 U.S. Paralympian (triathlon) Hammer competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in triathlon, placing fourth, and in track & field at the London 2012 Games, placing ninth in the 1,500m and 10th in the marathon. He is a three-time World Paratriathlon Championships bronze medalist and 12-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist. Hammer earned his bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where he competed on the NCAA track and cross-country teams. He earned master's degrees from Eastern Washington University and the University of Utah, and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He is currently head coach of the NCAA women's triathlon team at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. He is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Wesley Johnson. Eric McElvenny (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Men's PTS4 U.S. Marine Corps veteran McElvenny had his right leg amputated after stepping on an IED while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan. In 2019, he placed second at the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Championships runner-up and won the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships. He earned his first World Triathlon Para Series medal earlier this year in Leeds, England, and took the win at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. McElvenny is a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he competed on the men's rugby team. Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio), Women's PTS5 2016 U.S. Paralympic gold medalist (triathlon), 2016 U.S. Paralympic bronze medalist (track & field, 400m) Norman won a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in paratriathlon and added a bronze in track & field in the 400m. She is a six-time World Championships medalist, including two golds, a silver and two bronzes. Norman's resume also includes 10 World Paratriathlon Event medals and two U.S. national titles. She is a 2020 graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio, where she competed on the NCAA track and cross-country teams. She also represented Cedarville at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, placing 26th overall. Norman is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Greg Mueller. Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.), Women's PTS2 2016 U.S. Paralympic gold medalist (triathlon), 2016 U.S. Paralympian (track & field) Seely won a gold medal in paratriathlon's debut at the Rio 2016 Games. She also competed in track & field in Rio, placing sixth in the 200m. Seely is the 2015, 2016 and 2018 World Paratriathlon Champion, and took silver at Worlds in 2017 and 2019. She is a 12-time World Paratriathlon Event gold medalist, and she won an ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability after going undefeated for the entire 2018 season. Seely is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson. She is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State University, where she competed on the club triathlon team. She serves on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors. Brad Snyder (Baltimore, Md.), guided by Greg Billington (San Francisco, Calif.), Men's PTVI 2012, 2016 U.S. Paralympian (swimming; 5 golds, 2 silvers), U.S. Navy veteran Snyder is a U.S. Navy veteran who lost his eyesight in a 2011 IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan. One year to the date of losing his vision, he won a gold medal in swimming at the Paralympic Games London 2012. Now a five-time gold medalist and two-time silver medalist in swimming from the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games, he made the switch to paratriathlon in 2018 and earned his first elite victory at the 2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. Snyder is a Team Toyota athlete and a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was captain of the NCAA men's swim team. Snyder's guide, Billington, is a 2016 U.S. Olympian in triathlon, placing 37th in Rio. Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Women's PTS2 2016 U.S. Paralympic bronze medalist (triathlon), 2008 U.S. Paralympian (swimming); U.S. Army veteran Stockwell won a bronze medal in paratriathlon's debut at the Rio 2016 Games, completing a U.S. podium sweep with teammates Seely and Danz. She is the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Paratriathlon World Champion and a five-time World Championships medalist. She also represented the U.S. at the Paralympic Games Beijing 2008 in swimming. Stockwell is a U.S. Army veteran who became the first female American soldier to lose a limb in active combat while serving in Iraq in 2004. She is a Team Toyota athlete and member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team coached by Williamson. Stockwell also serves on the USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees. Stockwell is a 2002 graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. What's New in the 303: The Triple Bypass, Colorado's Most Epic Ride Event? Maybe and Here's Why What makes the Triple Bypass ride so epic? Other rides like the Copper Triangle traverse three mountain passes? Rides like the Steamboat Gravel are longer, gorgeous, and well is on gravel after all. Each is epic, an overused word probably, each is well run and organized, but there is just something unique about the Triple. One is history. Cyclists have been climbing those three passes between Evergreen and Vail (it used to finish in Avon) since 1988. Until the bike path connecting Bakerville to the Loveland ski area was built in 2010, riders had to ride on I-70. Only participating in the Triple Bypass made it possible to complete the voyage as cyclist were prohibited on I-70. Today you can do the ride unsupported thanks to the bike path, but it won't be nearly as much fun, or as safe. Riding the Triple requires a fair bit of planning, logistics, agility and flexibility. But it offers great rewards in scenery and most of all camaraderie. Somehow the 110 miles mesh into remembrances of conversations on the bike and in the aid stations separated by head down periods of quiet climbing and sharing the work with others in the same boat. How Many Times Have You Ridden Lookout Mountain? Can You Top 7,915? Chuck Haraway and Rick Brune, who between the two have ascended Lookout around 6,000 times have started to bring more awareness to all things Lookout. Their good friend Ray Bolton climbed it 7,915 times before he passed away in 2020 due to Covid. Chuck and Rick have dedicated a website, https://cyclinglookoutmountain.com/ in Ray's honor. The website has some great history about the mountain and lots of interesting facts and information. The group also included Megan Hottman of Hottman Law and Charlie Myers, the head of Bike Jeffco. One of ideas kicked around was hosting an open gathering at the coffee shop on top once a month, or maybe quarterly to build more community with neighbors, cyclists, walkers, hikers, skateboarders and anyone who loves and cares about the experiences on Lookout Mountain. We discussed the need for “3 feet to pass” signs, talked about how important it is for cyclists to not pass cars on the downhill going the speed limit, how we wish maybe there were restrictions on cars passing cyclists on corners like on Flagstaff. We dreamed of having car free days like what happens in the Garden of Gods once in a while. But we know there are a lot of users of the road and we emphasized the need to play well together–thus the coffee idea. Video of the Week: 2021 Leadville 100 Run Men's Finish | Adrian Macdonald, Matt Flaherty, Anton Krupicka & Ian Sharman Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week. 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Caz Walton was just 17 when she competed at the 1964 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and won gold for Great Britain. From the wheelchair slalom to organiser of athletes, Paralympic legend Caz Walkon has had quite the sports career. After a memorable opening ceremony in Japan with Crown Prince Akihito, Caz went on to win several gold medals, notably in the wheelchair dash and wheelchair slalom - two sports that no longer appear in the Games. Over the next four decades she won 10 gold medals ... and a mysterious 11th has just come to light... Now aged 74, Caz still works for ParaGB and is out in Tokyo supporting this year's team. Presented by Beth Rose Edited by Drew Miller Hindman Subscribe to this podcast on BBC Sounds or say "Ask the BBC for Ouch" to your smart speaker.
Welcome, new listeners! Here's one of our favorite episodes from earlier this year, with a brand-new segment at the end. It's been quite the year for the Los Angeles Public Library — and the COVID-19 pandemic is only part of the story. Inauguration Day saw a reading by Amanda Gorman, who got her start with poetry readings via the L.A. Public Library's youth program. And teen punk group the Linda Lindas got worldwide fame after a concert at the library system's Cypress Park branch. Today, we talk to L.A. librarian Kevin Awakuni about how the city's public library has turned into an incubator for making libraries hip worldwide. We also get L.A. Times columnist Patt Morrison to explain how a city long dismissed as an intellectual wasteland learned to treasure its libraries in the wake of a devastating fire.Also: We hear from an athlete currently competing in the Paralympic Games: Team USA wheelchair rugby player Chuck Aoki. More reading:‘Whoa, this is crazy': L.A. teen punks the Linda Lindas on going viral (just before finals)How a 22-year-old L.A. native became Biden's inauguration poet Who started the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Library? Susan Orlean investigates in her new book
On this week's one-day late episode, JP returns, and the gay jokes never end. People are hilariously falling off of a pyramid of milk crates, and blind people in the 2020 Paralympic Games have a hilarious sport. The is a lot of drama in the rosters of many NFL teams going into the 3rd week of preseason football, and fans are fighting in the stands. Are bouncy houses overrated or underrated, and what are some common things said in Santa's workshop? It's better late than never. Enjoy another episode, and keep on laughing, assholes.
In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro has been public about his anti-vaccine position on COVID-19. Brazilians, on the other hand, have embraced it. According to a recent poll, 90% of Brazilians say they plan on getting vaccinated. Also, Afghans fleeing Taliban rule are starting to arrive in the US. Many are starting a new chapter of life in apartments, often arranged by refugee resettlement agencies. And, Vice President Kamala Harris is in midst of her Southeast Asia trip to reassure allies that the US remains committed to the region. Plus, the 2020 Paralympic Games have kicked off in Tokyo, with more than 4,000 athletes competing across 22 sports.
These include executions, restrictions on women and recruiting child soldiers. Also: the 2020 Paralympic Games open in Tokyo; and uncovering the secret of the sound of the Stradivarius violin.
Good Morning, Colorado, you're listening to the Daily Sun-Up with the Colorado Sun. It's Tuesday August 24th. Today - Homelessness has long been an issue in downtown Denver, but now there's a growing number of homeless living in the state's national forests. But before we begin, let's go back in time with some Colorado history adapted from historian Derek R Everett's book “Colorado Day by Day”: Today, we're taking you back to August 24th, 1873 when Photographer William H. Jackson went out in hopes of capturing the Mount of Holy Cross - a natural cross of snow that lay high in the mountains. Lucky for him, and a brief break in the clouds allowed him to make eight negatives of the peak and its snow-formed icon. It's since been reproduced widely - offering religious inspiration to some and proof of the nation's manifest destiny to others. Now, our feature story. Homelessness has been a visible issue in downtown Denver, but during the pandemic, an increased number of homeless camps have been popping up in Colorado's national forests. Sun reporter Jennifer Brown followed a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer recently as he went to clear out illegal campers. That gave her the chance to speak with people who have been living in Pike National Forest for weeks, or longer, and to learn how forest rangers try to help when people must move on. The Sun's Daniel Ducassi talks with Brown about the growing number of homeless living in the state's national forests. To read more of Jennifer Brown's reporting on homelessness in Colorado, go to coloradosun.com And Before we go, here are a few stories that you should know about today: A family-owned oil and gas company has been slapped with $1.6 million in fines for a string of violations ranging from improper storage of waste to failing to report and address spills. The fine against KP Kauffman is one of the largest ever handed down by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The company faces another hearing in September to determine whether it will be allowed to continue doing business in Colorado, where it runs 1,200 low-producing oil and gas wells on the Front Range. Earlier this year K.P.K. was ordered to close 87 wells and clean up 29 sites. The 2020 Paralympic Games open today in Tokyo with 32 Colorado athletes competing. They include Robert Tanaka, who has been working toward competing in judo in the Paralympic games since he was 5 years old. Now 21, the legally blind athlete who trains at dojos in Colorado Springs and Denver, will compete in the 60 kilogram bracket starting on Friday. Two weeks into the school year in Grand Junction, thirty classrooms already have reports of exposure to COVID-positive students and three others were quarantined because at least three students in them tested positive. But masks are not universally required in schools. This has set off debate in Mesa County Valley School District 51 about masks and vaccination that is so fierce that school board members needed a police escort to their cars after their meeting last week. For more information on all of these stories, visit our website, www.coloradosun.com. And don't forget to tune in again tomorrow. The Colorado Sun is non-partisan and completely independent. We're always dedicated to telling the in-depth stories we need today more than ever. And The Sun is supported by readers and listeners like you. Right now, you can head to ColoradoSun.com and become a member. Starting at $5 per month for a basic membership and if you bump it up to $20 per month, you'll get access to our exclusive politics and outdoors newsletters. Thanks for starting your morning with us and don't forget to tune in again tomorrow. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week on the CyclingTips Podcast we dive into the last week of racing in Spain. The Vuelta a España has been action-packed so Dane brings up the overall general classification battle. Freewheeling this week was all about the cycling categories at the Paralympic Games, so with the Games starting Tuesday make sure you're up to speed! For Nerd Nugget, Orbea has a new bike and Ribble has some real funky new handlebars.
The news to know for Tuesday, August 24th, 2021! One of the COVID-19 vaccines now has full FDA approval. We'll explain how that's different from its prior status and what mandates it's inspired. Also, a decision about a police officer's actions during the Capitol riot in January. Were they justified? Plus, a historic first for New York as a new governor takes over, why you might want to skip the latest viral video trend, and the Paralympic Games begin in Tokyo. Those stories and more in around 10 minutes! Head to www.theNewsWorthy.com/shownotes for sources and to read more about any of the stories mentioned today. This episode is brought to you by Policygenius.com and kiwico.com/newsworthy Thanks to The NewsWorthy INSIDERS for your support! Become one here: www.theNewsWorthy.com/insider
This week marks the start of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, where over 4,000 athletes will compete during the ongoing pandemic. And while the audience for the games is large, equal treatment for the athletes has taken time. It took until this year for the Paralympics to be covered on prime-time television and for Paralympians to be paid comparably to their Olympic counterparts.Japan's Covid-19 cases hit a record high just days before the opening ceremony.We talk through what to expect this year and why it's taken so long for the Paralympics to make it to prime time. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.
Taliban spokesmen have said they'll be more accommodating toward journalists than in previous years, but Ayesha Tanzeem, the Afghanistan Pakistan bureau chief for Voice of America, is wary. And, Khalida Popal says she founded the Afghan women's football team in 2007 as an act of defiance against the Taliban. Now in exile, she is fielding calls from her former teammates who fear for their lives. Also, Olympic athletes may have left the Games, but the athletes' village in Tokyo is back in use, currently filling up with 4,000 Paralympian athletes, ready to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Paralympic athlete Dee Kisser joins Sadie to share the trials she faced on her journey to the Paralympic Games and how she learned to trust in God's timing. Sadie and Dee also discuss how disappointment is often a learning moment and that God doesn't make accidents, so YOU are NOT an accident but a child of God with a purpose! Dee also talks about some of the struggles she's faced with dwarfism and why stepping out of her comfort zone is what ultimately began to heal her. https://shesbirdie.com/whoa — Get 15% off your first purchase! https://stitchfix.com/whoa — Get 25% OFF when you keep everything in your Fix! - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices