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Though we need the Paralympics, disabled and abled people deserve to be seen in an integrated in sport because competition has grown in legitimacy to establish itself as an elite sporting event. Yet because of the separate structure of the Paralympics, that recognition can only go so Far. Paralympian would finally be seen for what they really are, true champions, and disabled people can achieve the same things as anyone else ( Harvey, 2015).
In a combined event, medals won by para-athletes would contribute to their nation’s medal count that would perhaps be the most meaningful change of all one that already makes a difference at the Commonwealth Games. “With patriotism in play, the best physically challenged athletes would develop a fan base. Countries would invest more in disability sports to get ahead in the competition. And let’s be cynical: The media, which covers so few Paralympic events, couldn’t resist telling para-athletes’ uplifting life stories. So many heartwarming tales of redemption” (Paralympics, n.d).
While proving disabled people can achieve the same things as anyone else, the Paralympic Games gives an equal opportunity for athletes to compete just like in the Olympics but even if a disabled athlete does well, the Olympics will still restrict athletes because of physical disabilities. Paralympics include traditional athletic events as well as categories like wheelchair racing and wheelchair basketball. The Paralympics seem a perfectly reasonable idea. They allow disabled athletes to compete in events better suited to their needs. They can highlight the bravery of some athletes who have overcome crippling injury or disease and gone on to train to a high standard. (Denis, 2012).

Even though, Oscar Pistorius’s disability was viewed in a predominantly positive light. Pistorius's eligibility for Olympic participation serves here as a focal point on…...

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