Channel 4 is proud to present the 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Signed & Subtitled and Audio Described
versions are available in the playlist.
Download the track at http://wearethesuperhumans.com from Sat 16th July, with all profits going to the British Paralympic Association.
Hannah Cockcroft – ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Racer 00:32
Mel Nicholls – ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Racer 00:34
Joren Teeuwen – Netherlands Paralympics High Jumper 00:37
Matt Stutzman – USParalympics Archer 00:49
ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Rugby Team 1:00 & 2:24
Iaroslav Semenenko – Ukrainian Paralympic Swimmer – 1:26
Richard Whitehead – ParalympicsGB Athlete 1:27 & 2:09
ParalympicsGB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team 1:32
Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya – ParalympicsGB Fencers 1.35 & 2:11
Ellie Simmonds – ParalympicsGB Swimmer 1:54
Libby Clegg – ParalympicsGB Sprinter 1:55
Sam Ruddock – ParalympicsGB Shot Put 1:56
Jody Cundy – Paralympics GB Cyclist 1:57
David Weir – ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Racer 1:57
Will Bayley and Kim Daybell – ParalympicsGB Table Tennis 2:07
Jessica Jane Applegate – ParalympicsGB Swimmer 2:10
Ali Jawad – ParalympicsGB Powerlifter 2:11
Natalie Blake – ParalmypicsGB Powerlifter 2:11
Micky Yule – ParalympicsGB Powerlifter 2:12
Chris Skelley and Jack Hodgson – ParalympicsGB Judokas 2.30
The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
The Paralympics has grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948 to become one of the largest international sporting events by the early 21st century. Paralympians strive for equal treatment with non-disabled Olympic athletes, but there is a large funding gap between Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
The Paralympic Games are organized in parallel with the Olympic Games, while the IOC-recognized Special Olympics World Games include athletes with intellectual disabilities, and the Deaflympics include deaf athletes.