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Let’s Talk Tokyo: Adam Hills & ParalympicsGB

Photo of the ParalympicGB team celebating a banner for the Let’s Talk Tokyo online event on thursday 13 May 2021: An Evening with Adam Hills and ParalympicsGB

Let’s Talk Tokyo: An Evening with Adam Hills and ParalympicsGB 

Next month, the British Paralympic Association, will be celebrating 100 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and we’d love you to join us for the celebration.

On   Thursday 13 May, we’re getting together for something special from the comfort of our homes. An evening looking ahead to Tokyo with our athletes and Last Leg comedian, Adam Hills.

Join the BPA for an evening of entertainment, special guests and inspiring stories and be in with a chance of winning incredible prizes in our silent auction and raffle.

This event will be about celebrating our amazing Paralympian’s journeys and looking ahead to a summer of sport! So, buy your ticket today and look forward to an evening with us from the best seat in the house – your sofa!

Tickets start from £25 and the event will be from 19:30 until 21:00.

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Paralympics: 8 questions with Ellie Robinson

Paralympics: 8 questions with Ellie Robinson

The inside track: 8 questions with Ellie Robinson

original article  by paralympics.org.uk

We caught up with Paralympic multi-medallist Ellie Robinson on being part of the team, her other surprising sporting passion and looking ahead to Tokyo 2020.

1) How did you get into swimming?

I learned to swim at the age of 4 and took part in every sport I could. Just before the London 2012 Paralympic Games, I went to a talent ID day, where I was told I had a talent for swimming. Due to my competitive nature and enthusiasm in sport, I joined Northampton Swimming Club when I was 11. Before the season started in September, I went to the Aquatics Centre in London, where I watched the ParalympicsGB athletes competing. The excitement surrounding the London Games was definitely a catalyst to the start of my swimming career.

2) What is the best thing about being a Paralympic athlete?

The best thing about being a Paralympic athlete is the platform to change perspectives surrounding disabilities. The growing interest around Paralympic sport is helping to achieve the integration of disabilities into everyday society. I’m grateful for the voice Paralympic sport has given me to speak as an athlete, not just someone with a disability – the professionalism and athleticism of Paralympic sport is lessening the need for labels of “able bodied” and “disabled”, to produce a true sense of equality.

3) What does being part of the ParalympicsGB team mean to you?

Being a part of ParalympicsGB for me is the mark of my professionalism as an athlete. Being able to wear the ParalympicsGB kit instils a great amount of pride in me. It’s one of the highest honours as an athlete, to know that you have been selected to represent the aspired to image of sport in your nation.

4) What memory do you cherish most from competing at Rio 2016?

My most cherished memory from Rio 2016 was walking onto poolside of the warm up pool each day. Despite only being 15 I felt at home in a competitive environment amongst the other athletes. I felt excited to be performing on a global stage and throughout the 3 weeks we were there, the anticipation I felt each time I stepped into the venue, never diminished in the slightest.

5) What are you looking forward to most about Tokyo 2020?

What I’m looking forward to about Tokyo, is taking the experience I gained in Rio and proving to myself how I have progressed as an athlete. There’s a great amount of sentimental value surrounding my experiences in 2016 and I hope to be able to reflect upon my time in Tokyo and see how I’ve grown as an athlete and a person.

6) How does the public support help you to perform at your best?

I feel public support has such a great impact on performance, and, not just on the day of competition. The people’s increasing interest of Paralympic sport and the media surrounding it, creates an atmosphere before the Games that even helps in training. The anticipation of the Paralympics drives me as an athlete, as I like to believe; the greater the platform, the greater the chance to impact on the world. Whether it’s with regard to the success of British athletes, new perspectives on disabilities, or even my own performance.

7) What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

The use of my spare time is pretty influenced by the F1 season! I have a group of friends with whom I watch the Grand Prix live, every time there’s a race, although maybe not Australia 🙂 I’m a sporadic reader, so I can go ages without reading a book and then suddenly become engrossed in one, but one thing I’ve always liked is writing, ever since I was young.

8) If you weren’t a swimmer, what sport would you do?

If I wasn’t a swimmer, I would’ve loved to have attempted karting, although, understandably the progression of disabled athletes in motorsport is somewhat behind that of other sports. However, as this is a hypothetical, I’ll still say karting/motorsport, as it’s something I’ve always wanted to try.

 

 

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020!

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020 -Spread the word!

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020!  –  Spread The Word!

We’re so excited for Tokyo 2020! The Paralympics are a great time for disabled people to be centre stage once again and show everyone that we are Impossible to Ignore.

Dates: 25 August to 6 September 2020

Knowledge and appreciation of disabled people in society remains low.

Tell your friends and family to sign up to the newsletter and help us grow our movement.

Website: ParalympicsGB

Did you know disabled people are not just less likely to play sport, they’re also less likely to have a job? A recent survey showed 49% felt excluded from society.

Strictly star Will Bayley on his emotional moment of victory at the Rio 2016 Paralympics – Youtube Video

41% of the British public say they don’t know anyone disabled Knowledge and appreciation of disabled people in society remains low and 43% think the number of disabled people is half of what it is, when in fact there are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK.

ParalympicsGB want to change that and this is why we are starting a movement. But to do this we need your support. Let’s harness the power of sport to break down barriers, shift perceptions and increase opportunities for all disabled people, making us Impossible to Ignore.

ParalympicsGB  wants to change that and this is why we are starting a movement.

We are the UK’s largest disability sports charity, but not many people know that. We support Will and other athletes to travel, prepare, and perform at their best at the Paralympic Games.

We harness the power of sport to break down barriers, shift perceptions and increase opportunities for all disabled people.

But to do this we need your support.

Spread the word!

Tell your friends and family to sign up to the newsletter and help us grow our movement.

Website: ParalympicsGB

1 Year to go | Tokyo 2020 | Athlete Messages Youtube video

 

 

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020!

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020 -Spread the word!
Venue:
Tokyo
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
Date:
25th August 2020
Cost:
Free
Contact:


The Paralympics Tokyo 2020!  –  Spread The Word!

We’re so excited for Tokyo 2020! The Paralympics are a great time for disabled people to be centre stage once again and show everyone that we are Impossible to Ignore.

Dates: 25 August to 6 September 2020

Knowledge and appreciation of disabled people in society remains low.

Tell your friends and family to sign up to the newsletter and help us grow our movement.

Did you know disabled people are not just less likely to play sport, they’re also less likely to have a job? A recent survey showed 49% felt excluded from society.

Strictly star Will Bayley on his emotional moment of victory at the Rio 2016 Paralympics – Youtube Video

41% of the British public say they don’t know anyone disabled Knowledge and appreciation of disabled people in society remains low and 43% think the number of disabled people is half of what it is, when in fact there are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK.

ParalympicsGB want to change that and this is why we are starting a movement. But to do this we need your support. Let’s harness the power of sport to break down barriers, shift perceptions and increase opportunities for all disabled people, making us Impossible to Ignore.

ParalympicsGB  wants to change that and this is why we are starting a movement.

We are the UK’s largest disability sports charity, but not many people know that. We support Will and other athletes to travel, prepare, and perform at their best at the Paralympic Games.

We harness the power of sport to break down barriers, shift perceptions and increase opportunities for all disabled people.

But to do this we need your support.

Spread the word!

Tell your friends and family to sign up to the newsletter and help us grow our movement.

Website: ParalympicsGB

1 Year to go | Tokyo 2020 | Athlete Messages Youtube video

 

 

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020!

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020 -Spread the word!

The Paralympics Tokyo 2020!  –  Spread The Word!

We’re so excited for Tokyo 2020! The Paralympics are a great time for disabled people to be centre stage once again and show everyone that we are Impossible to Ignore.

Dates: 25 August to 6 September 2020

Knowledge and appreciation of disabled people in society remains low.

Tell your friends and family to sign up to the newsletter and help us grow our movement.

Did you know disabled people are not just less likely to play sport, they’re also less likely to have a job? A recent survey showed 49% felt excluded from society.

Strictly star Will Bayley on his emotional moment of victory at the Rio 2016 Paralympics – Youtube Video

41% of the British public say they don’t know anyone disabled Knowledge and appreciation of disabled people in society remains low and 43% think the number of disabled people is half of what it is, when in fact there are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK.

ParalympicsGB want to change that and this is why we are starting a movement. But to do this we need your support. Let’s harness the power of sport to break down barriers, shift perceptions and increase opportunities for all disabled people, making us Impossible to Ignore.

ParalympicsGB  wants to change that and this is why we are starting a movement.

We are the UK’s largest disability sports charity, but not many people know that. We support Will and other athletes to travel, prepare, and perform at their best at the Paralympic Games.

We harness the power of sport to break down barriers, shift perceptions and increase opportunities for all disabled people.

But to do this we need your support.

Spread the word!

Tell your friends and family to sign up to the newsletter and help us grow our movement.

Website: ParalympicsGB

1 Year to go | Tokyo 2020 | Athlete Messages Youtube video