Natalia Partyka is part of a select group on the international sports scene. The 24-year-old Polish woman, who was born without her right hand and part of the forearm, is one of 10 athletes in the world to have competed in both the Olympic and ... Rio 2016, 1 month ago
They are examples of determination, excellence and the battle for respect and equality. They are inspirational role models. On , Rio 2016.com remembers some of the athletes who helped consolidate female participation in sport and went down in the ...Rio 2016, 2 days ago
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Which sport began as an upper-class English pursuit, entered into the Paralympic Games before the Olympic Games, and is now dominated by Asian players? The answer is table tennis, and it's the focus of this month's special series on rio2016.com. In ...Rio 2016, 1 month ago
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