Well, Canada’s last medal of these Paralympic games. We weren’t expected to beat the USA in wheelchair rugby to make it to the gold medal match, and while our boys couldn’t defeat Australia, they still bring home a silver medal. Way to go guys!
And on a side not, congrats to Benoit “The Shark” Huot, who was chosen as our nations flag bearer for the Closing Ceremonies.
Another amazing photo from the Paralympics: China’s He Junquan bites on a towel to aid his start in the men’s 50m Backstroke S5 race at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park. The S5 category is for swimmers with major limb loss of two limbs or with full use of their arms and hands but no trunk or leg muscles; swimmers with moderate coordination problems.
From The 2012 Summer Paralympics, one of 54 photos. Tanner Gers of the United States leaps in the men’s long jump F11 (visual impairment class) at the 2012 Paralympics in London, on September 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Paralympics 100-metre final ‘going to be epic,’ Jerome Singleton says
Single amputee Jerome Singleton studied physics so he could learn how to master the use of his prosthetic leg, having been born without a fibula.
It was never a hindrance to the 26-year-old, who was, at one stage, in the top 100 American college football prospects, and is now among the quickest Paralympic sprinters on the planet.
Silver medallist in the 100 metres four years ago, this time around he will do battle against holder Oscar Pistorius, world record pacesetter Jonnie Peacock of Britain, compatriot Blake Leeper and Arnu Fourie. He expects big things.
“This is going to be some of the best amputee sprinting you’ve ever seen. Period.” (Getty Images)
London 2012: let the Paralympics preparations begin
Organisers kick off mammoth turnaround operation to get capital ready for biggest Paralympic Games in history
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USAIN BOLT THE PAPARAZZI!
Alex Morgan had every reason to celebrate as she scored the winning goal in USA’s strong defeat of Canada in the women’s soccer tournament bracket of the London Olympics. Team USA came back to score after each of Canada’s goals until Morgan scored the final goal to settle the score at USA 4, Canada 3 in extra time. Today’s win brought a gold-medal match berth to Team USA, which will give the Americans a chance to win their third straight Gold in this sport.
Girl, you got served!
Missy Franklin. 17.