One valid, the other disabled, they crossed the finish line of the Vichy Ironman on August 25, 2019. Valentin Francavilla detached his brother, Théophile, from his chair to cross the finish line standing under the cheers…
An accident can change a life... Tony Moggio, aged 34, a former rugby player who has become a quadriplegic, has experienced it. But he decided to make his handicap a force. On 14 June 2019, he travelled 4 km to swimming, with the sole strength of his arms,
Connecting the port of Sainte-Maxime to that of Saint-Tropez.
With this challenge, he wants to convey a message of hope: "the impossible does not exist!"
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At the age of 5, Ahmad gets a new leg prothesis. A Kaboul, thanks to the Red Cross, this young Afghan does not not hesitate to dance to show to the world that, despite his handicap, he can still enjoy life to the fullest.
At the sound of a local music, the young Ahmad laughs, sings, dances and plays.
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At the age of 6, Mohamad Sesay-alias Balotelli-had only known war.
On January 6, 1999, he was playing with his friends when the shots rang. "My mother took me in her arms and ran to the mountains. “Seven men caught up with us, hit her, and then I fell on the floor. She escaped, but I was taken to the village. They gathered everyone and the machete shots started: hands, legs, genitals, ears, fingers, heads.... Everyone was screaming, the rebels were shooting, I was crying. It took them five strokes to cut my leg, and then I fainted. " A team of doctors Medecins Sans Frontieres saved his life. Years later, after a very difficult life, beggin in the streets of Freetown, he discovered football for amputees. "We were champions of Sierra Leone and I was the top scorer of the African Cup". At the age of 22 years old, he died of liver failure shortly after this testimony.
Football for amputees has its own Cup of the. Angola is THE champion . The seven players of each team have one leg, except the goalkeeper who has two legs, but has only one arm. You have to play with crutches, but you can't use them to touch the ball. As the terrain is smaller, there is no offside.
Like Spain, you will find other national organizations of this type in several countries.
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Texts and Photos: Chris Parkes.
For some, disability is not synonymous with reduced abilities, quite the contrary, it is a reason for self-overcoming. Tony Moggio, a former amateur rugbyman, is one of them.
In 2010, an accident caused by a match makes him a quadriplegic. He decided to make his handicap an asset. « This accident allowed me to exist, to open my eyes to the good and the bad and to make a lot of beautiful encounters ", he was positive. In 2015, he published a book full of hope, entitled Broken Hooker (Privat editions).
Three years later, he feels the need to embark on a new challenge...
On June 14, 2019, he will connect the port of Sainte-Maxime to that of Saint-Tropez, which is 4 km at the sole strength of his arms. With this challenge, he wants to convey a message of hope: " The impossible does not exist! »
On March 30, 2019, Aurélie Brihmat embarked on a tour of France on horseback to convince that nothing stops the handicap. This young woman amputated from a leg will stop in rehabilitation centers, schools and pony clubs...
... With the help of his father, two horses, his dog without forgetting his prosthesis, Aurélie embarked on a challenge that should last almost 6 months.
Last January, with two goals scored in a local tournament, the young Kaung Khant Lin became an icon in his club in the suburbs of Yamgon.
With a single leg valid, the young Burmese footballer rotates with incredible agility, performing a perfect race on the ground leaving everyone on the spot and then pulling from the left foot.
Kaung can achieve this feat since the age of 5 years thanks to a wooden crutch made by his uncle for his greatest happiness.
Supporter of Manchester United and fan of a certain Lionel Messi, he does not intend to leave it there, Kaung Khant Lin clearly shows his ambitions by wanting to become a coach.
In Belgium, on the Formula 1 track of Spa - Francorchamps, the European association "The blind and their funny machines" organized last Wednesday 13.03, his annual internship at the invitation of the direction of the circuit.
13 visually impaired, accompanied by experienced copilots, drove driving school cars to perform several rotations of the Ardennes circuit.
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A blind person has achieved a record time in Toyota GT86 on Top Gear circuit.
The Toyota GT86 is the "reasonably fast" car piloted by guests of the British Top Gear program. Toyota gave the wheel, on the circuit of the Dunsfold aerodrome (England) used in the show, to a blind man. Amit Patel, formerly doctor, lost his sight in 2013. He had not driven since.
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