Triumphant story of a Paralympian
I WAS pleased to read that Paralympic Ealing fencer Dimitri Coutya [Gazette] seemed to enjoy representing his country so much in Rio 2016 Paralympics.
It’s not just about medals tables but having had to overcome so many obstacles in life, simply being there representing their countries in their chosen sports was a triumph in itself especially as even travelling to these venues can pose challenges for many.
Then the Paralympics/Olympics uniting for celebratory parades in Manchester and London shows that they are finally starting to be recognised for their sporting success and not their disabilities.
Despite them inspiring others there is sadly still a lack of opportunities for those with physical or learning disabilities to try new sports despite the fact that most sports can be made accessible to disabled with the correct equipment and training from qualified coaches. MISS TERESA CAMPBELL Fairdale Gardens Hayes