The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics have seen an entire host of unbelievable achievements from athletes around the globe.
Following an unbelievable summer time stuffed with sport, the Olympics and Paralympics had viewers gripped.
The primary Olympic Video games have been held in 1896, whereas the Paralympics began in 1960.
However, have any athletes have competed in each occasions over time? Learn on to seek out out extra.
Who has competeted in each the Olympics and Paralympics?
There have been 15 individuals who have competed in each the Olympics and Paralympics.
Some have been Olympians who later competed within the Paralympics for quite a lot of causes. One of many rivals have additionally gained medals in each occasions.
Listed below are some athletes who’ve participated at each Video games over time.
Neroli Fairhall MBE hailed from New Zealand and was the primary paraplegic and disabled competitor within the Olympics. She gained one Paralympics gold medal.
She was injured in a motorbike accident when she was simply 25 and have become paralysed from the waist down.
It wasn’t till being inspired byNew Zealand’s famend disabled athlete, Eve Rimmer, that Neroli found her expertise as an archer.
She competed in Archery within the 1980 Arnhem Paralympics, earlier than being accepted to be compete within the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The expert athlete later competed within the 1988 Seoul and 2000 Sydney Paralympics.
Pal Szekeres is a Hungarian fencer who’s at present the one person to have gained medals at each the Olympics and Paralympics – a bronze within the Olympics and 6 gold and bronze medals within the Paralympics.
Initially a competitor within the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the athlete gained a bronze medal within the group foil.
Nonetheless, as he was coaching for the following Olympic Video games, he was concerned in a bus accident in 1991. It resulted in Pal changing into wheelchair-bound, however he didn’t let it cease him from persevering with to pursue fencing.
He started coaching for the Paralympics and competed within the 1992 Barcelona occasion the place he additionally gained a gold medal. He later competed within the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and at last the 2012 London Paralympics.
Paola Fantato was the primary athlete to compete within the Olympics and Paralympics in the identical 12 months. The Italian archer did this on the 1996 Atlanta Video games.
She is a Polio survivor and was paralysed at simply eight years previous. She has used a wheelchair since.
Throughout her time competing, she gained a complete of eight medals within the Paralympics. 5 gold medals have been gained, together with one silver and two bronze medals.
In addition to the 1996 Video games, she participated within the 1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona, 2000 Sydney and the 2004 Athens Paralympic Video games.
Marla Runyan grew to become the primary legally blind athlete to compete within the Olympics.
The American athlete has gained 5 Paralympic gold medals and has participated in an array of occasions together with lengthy bounce, 100, 200 and 400 metre races and biking.
She competed within the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Paralympics, and later the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympics.
Natalia Partyka is a Polish desk tennis participant and a famend Paralympics and Olympics competitor.
She was born with out a proper hand however competed within the 2000 Sydney Paralympics when she was simply 11 years previous, and was the youngest Paralympian within the sport’s historical past.
Throughout her time competing within the Paralympics to this point, she has gained 5 gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal.
Pepo Puch is an Austrian equestrian rider who initially participated within the 2004 Olympics.
A freak using accident left him with incomplete paraplegia and he selected to retrain as a Paralympics dressage rider.
He has since gained two gold medals, one silver one bronze medal on the Paralympics over time on the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics.
German discus thrower Ilke Wyludda competed within the 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Olympic Video games. She has gained one Olympic gold medal over time.
Nonetheless, in January 2011 she needed to have her proper leg amputated attributable to Sepsis.
She refused to let that cease her and continued to compete in para-sport competitions. In 2012, she participated within the London Paralympics.
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