10 Athletes with Disabilities Who Competed in the Paralympics

The multi-sport international event for athletes with physical disabilities is called Paralympics. It started in 1948 with a couple of British World War II veterans. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games and these are held right after the Olympic Games.

Athletes with Disabilities Who Competed in the Paralympics

For years Paralympians have been striving for funds and equal treatment like that of the Olympic athletes. Here we bring you 10 athletes with disabilities who competed in the Paralympics as well as able-bodied competitions.

10 Athletes with Disabilities Who Competed in the Paralympics

10. Natalia Partyka (1989 – present)

Athletes with Disabilities Who Competed in the Paralympics

Partyka is a table tennis player from Poland. She was born without a right arm. Partyka participates in both competitions for athletes with disabilities as well as competitions for able-bodied athletes. When she was 11, she participated in the 2000 Summer Paralympics becoming the youngest Paralympian ever. Partyka has a number of medals and titles to her name including a gold  (for singles) and a silver (in team) at both the Beijing Paralympics and Athens Paralympics.

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