If You Miss Olympic Action You Can Tune In for Paralympics
Wheelchair curling and sled hockey. Those are two of the sports that are part of the Paralympics. If you're curious and want to see some amazing feats, you can watch the action online or on TV.
You'll see athletes with disabilities showing remarkable skill, strength, speed, and endurance in a variety of sports. 3 of Team USA's Paralympians hail from New Jersey. Staci Mannella is a skiier from Randolph. Josh Pauls from Green Brook and Jack Wallace of Franklin Lakes are both into Sled Hockey.
I never really knew much about the Paralympics, until I went to London in 2012. My friend got us tickets and that one day was one of the highlights of my life. Watching swimmers with one arm, runners with prosthetic legs, and long-jumpers with no sight, I was so impressed. The focus was on their ability; not their disability. The men and women competing in the Paralympics are living proof of how strong and resilient human beings can be.
They are athletes who say "Yes, I can!" in a world that often says, "No, you can't."
If you want to see drama, intensity, and impressive athleticism, I encourage you to set your DVR to watch some of the Paralympics. Here's the schedule.