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    2012 Paralympic Games Thread

    Just getting under way right now with Stephen Hawking featuring quite prominently in the Opening Ceremony.

    We may therefore need to re-name the "Strphen Hawking Test" used to rightfully exclude Chess when it was laughably suggested as a new sport in the discussion surrounding future Summer Games.

    Anyway, post your comments about the Paralympic Games here.
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    Thread only being made now???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrez View Post
    Racists.
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    Watched some last night, some phenomenal performances. And not in a patronising way either, people with various disabilities swimming far faster than I could.
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    Was amazed at the blokes swimming in the backstroke heats without any arms, incredible. Was a little bit miffed as to his version of backstroke though, would have thought even given the disability, he would have still been required to use a single leg type kick, as opposed to the dolphin kick he seemingly used the whole race.
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    I've noticed commentators are extremely reluctant to use the phrase 'hit the wall' to describe competitors having pushed themselves past the limits of their physical capabilities...especially during the blind cycling.





    (Disclaimer: I do really think the athletic prowess on show is fantastic).
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    Personally don't care about the medals table in this, just marvel at the brilliance of all the athletes taking part.

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    Haha yeah, heard about this at lunch, such a knob.

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    Just sat there stunned as he was saying all of this. Was expecting some humble 'gave it my best shot' interview from a great athlete and then he spouted all that out.

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    Wow, Sophie Pascoe's done alright, hasn't she? Total of six golds and four silvers for her now after Beijing and London. Not bad for a 19-year-old.



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