Welsh Athletes Gear Up For The Paralympics

Ciara Cohen-Ennis

Article, photos & video created by Write On! for #C4PopUp – Ciara Cohen-Ennis, Hannah Hughes, Tamsin Dykstra, Alex Gray & Matthew Young

The excitement of the 2016 Olympic Games radiates from the walls of SportWales HQ in Cardiff. Still reeling from the silver medal triumph that is water-baby Jazz Carling; SportWales has created momentum for its sister organisation, Disability Sport Wales.

Within the next two weeks, Disability Sport Wales will transport its 12 Welsh Superhumans to Rio to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games. Its humble beginnings rooted in the celebration of WWII veterans, the Paralympic Games are a demonstration of what determination and tenacity can achieve.
With such an emphasis on the Welsh Paralympians travelling to Rio, what benefits does the Paralympics bring to Wales?
Nia Jones, who works in the community programme with Disability Sport Wales told ‘Write On!’ that having ‘brilliant role models pushed the spotlight on disability…

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