Paralympic Moments Released29.07.2008
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) produced in co-operation with one of its Gold Patrons, Allianz, six video clips that portray different Paralympic athletes on their way to Beijing.
The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games are just around the corner. Around 4,000 athletes from 145 countries are in the middle of their preparations, the city of Beijing and the country of China are getting ready for the biggest Paralympic Games ever. With more than 3,500 media reoresentatives, the media coverage will reach an unprecedented level and will help to raise the awareness for the Paralympic Movement.
Following athletes are portrayed:
Esther Vergeer – NED – Wheelchair Tennis:
Has only lost one match since 2003
Heinrich Popow – GER – Amputee Sprinter:
Three medals in Athens
Carlos Lopes – POR – Visually impaired sprinter:
Paralympic athlete for more than 20 years, two gold medals in Sydney
Michael Teuber – GER – Para-Cycling:
Two gold medals in Athens and looking for more
Chinese Team – CHN - Football 5-a-side:
A new team that wants to win a medal in Beijing
Kirsten Bruhn – GER – Swimming:
Four medals (one gold) in Athens are not enough, she wants more in Beijing