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If you watched any of the Paralympics, did it alter the way you think about people with disabilities?

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In the beginning,I was a bit queasy. But the dedication,intensity and passion in their efforts was an eye-opener.It made me realize how fortunate I am that I have my full body function.They are really mentally tough and the whingeing about the Olympics being held is so weak.Yeah,I said it. Bring the tired down arrows.

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The Paralympics are a repeating event so nothing new per se. The problem is that the average disabled person is highly unlikely to be able to compete in a sport due to the restrictions introduced by the surge in coronavirus cases in the aftermath of the Games.

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The Paralympics are a repeating event so nothing new per se. The problem is that the average disabled person is highly unlikely to be able to compete in a sport due to the restrictions introduced by the surge in coronavirus cases in the aftermath of the Games.

Somehow, I'm struggling to connect the above gripe to the question.Maybe that's just me.

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I enjoyed watching lots of different sports.

Pretty awe inspiring effort by many with disabilities as severe as no arms/legs and competing in swimming.

I am humbled by these athletes.

Hats off as well to all those that assisted.

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No, not much really.

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I learned that people with disabilities can be just as big a-holes as those without (re: Georgian Paralympians).

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Didn’t watch any of the Olympics. Have watched the paralympics previously and the athletes competing are as dedicated and impressive as the able bodied athletes, and yes Kuya Jayson is right, they are human beings and as such range the full gamut, good, bad and indifferent, just like the rest of us! They can also murder their girlfriends!

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i have skipped both so called olympics.zero interest for first time in my life.completely ignored.

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Pretty awe inspiring effort by many with disabilities as severe as no arms/legs and competing in swimming.

I am humbled by these athletes.

Fully agreed, to me Paralympians are even more inspiring than able bodied Olympians as the challenges both physical and mental they face are so much harder.

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Very interesting and inspiring.

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I dealt with my own special Olympiad in my eyes since 1994. Much more exciting to see my own doing things and taking a train and working.

She had no interest in watching others.

And Japan by the way has fantastic special education programs.

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