Saturday, September 13, 2008

Athletes

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These are from the 2008 Summer Paralympic Games.

More (and larger) photos can be seen here. I have to say that tears poured out of my eyes when I first viewed these images. I had two parallel wet streaks running down the front of my shirt.

5 comments:

Heather said...

I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but most of the pictures, at first glance, seemed perfectly normal to me. I had to focus to find the 'para' in most of them. I suppose it's because they just seem to embody 'athlete' far more than 'handicapped'.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

That's what so inspiring!

Anonymous said...

awesome.

ASL Girl said...

Wow! Those are some really amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing them with your faithful blog readers! I only wish that there was more coverage of the Paraolympics on national TV. I hardly ever hear ANYTHING about it, except through friends or reading articles on the internet. It's just as important as the regular Olypmics, and is so very inspiring when one thinks about the challenges many of the Paraolympians have had to overcome to make it to the Paraolympic Games!

Anonymous said...

Did I mention this in the blog? I think they'll be broadcasting this on NBC in October.

Lisa

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