During the first Saturday of the 2014 winter Paralympics

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Adaptive athletes who competed at Sochi, like Siberian “People of the North”, survive challenging events, severe conditions, and obstacles to their human survival. They face possible death at every task they take.

At the Opening Ceremony of the Games, IPC president Philip Craven said: The sport you witness here will change you. Not just for now, but forever.

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In downhill events, the sight impaired athletes have skied at up to 75mph or faster, essentially without eyes and down the same courses used by the able bodied Winter Olympians that competed two weeks before them. No course adjustments were made to reduce challenges. Therefore, the Sochi Paralympians were more greatly challenged than the able bodied competitors.

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Comparing team sizes, Russia listed 83 athletes, USA included 80, Canada logged 49, and Ukraine listed 23.

buy canada goose jacket Team Ukraine and Team Russia members included only Canada Goose sale two members each who shared social media addresses. Only about 2/3 of Team USA shared this information. Canadian Hockey enjoys mass fan followings in both regular and adaptive sport segments and fans regularly make use of the social media to support their teams and athlete heroes. buy canada goose jacket

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Para canadian goose jacket games outside of the Paralympic events include sit ski freestyle with back flips and other tricks. In the future, I suspect that we may seem them in the Winter Paralympics.

Sit Skiing is likely one of the more dangerous para sports. During the first Saturday of the 2014 winter Paralympics, 11 sit skiers Canada Goose online out of 27 crashed or slid off course into the protective fences lining the Olympic ski course. Spectators saw cartwheeling athletes and sit ski equipment, bouncing athletes high above their heads, demolished equipment sliding across the course, and airlifts to hospitals. No one was permanently injured as of this writing and one female participant had a terrible crash that left her with only a swollen lip.

Matthias Lanzinger, a former able bodied Austrian skiing champion, lost one leg in a crash during a competition. Using a prosthesis, he sandwiched to adaptive skiing. He says of the sit skiers at the 2014 Games:

But the sitting category are all absolutely crazy heroes.

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