Tuesday, August 31, 2021

July in Review & ParalympicsTokyo 2020

Opening ceremony Paralympics Tokyo 2020
 Paralympic Flame
credits: Paralympics 2020
via CNN

The world’s eyes are once again turn to Tokyo 2020 as the 2020 Paralympic Games get under way! 

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature around 4,400 athletes who will compete in 539 medal events.

The Little One-Winged Plane was the star of the Opening Ceremony 
credits: © OIS

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have been rescheduled to take place between 24 August and 5 September 2021.

There are thousands of athletes in this edition of the Paralympics. The exact number of athletes is 4,537. Countries that participate in the 2020 Paralympic Games usually already have previous experience from other editions and almost always send athletes to compete in the same sports from other editions.

Badminton and taekwondo make their Paralympic debut in Tokyo, and have been awarded with 14 and 6 medal events respectively.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic medals 
credits: Getty Images

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are underway with 22 sports competitions to enjoy. For these athletes, participating in this major sporting event is a dream but also there’s no doubt they want to win as many medals as possible. 

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed the six athletes who will represent the Refugee Paralympic Team (RPT) at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The athletes, one woman and five men will compete in Para Athletics, Para Swimming, Para Canoe and Taekwondo.

Women's 100M Breaststrokes SB13


Paralympics Tokyo 2020 is a wonderful subject to include into school lessons. Values, athletes excellence, resilience on overcoming disabilities through high competition sports. 

Teachers invite your students to follow Paralympics Summer Tokyo 2020 for sure! And students are following national and international favorite athletes on social media or Paralympics 2020 official website.

Germany's Markus Rehm jumping for glory as he takes his third long jump Paralympic gold in the National Olympic Stadium.
Ⓒ Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Time to stop this wonderful introduction. Let's begin the rundown of the most popular posts in July.

We began the month with Sir Ludwig Guttmann, founder of the Paralympic movement. Wow! Just in time.

Stoke Mandeville Games/Olympics for Disable
credits: unknown
via BBC Mundo

Here are the most popular posts of July:

Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann, founder of the Paralympic movement !

Beatrix Potter : Let's talk about children's books & nature ! Resources

Climate change : Deadly flooding in Europe !

We are all excited! Someitythe Paralympic mascot is showing that just like the amazing athletes who compete at the Paralympic Games, nothing is impossible.

Good luck to all and let the games continue! Bravo to all the courageous athletes! You are all winners!  



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