Japanese athlete – Narita – is a quadriplegic who won 15 gold medals in three Olympic Games, from 1996 to 2004. Two medals came in 1996, six medals came in 2000, and seven medals came in 2004. In fact, in 2004, Mayumi Narita went a Phelps-like 7-for-7 in her events, ranking her as one of the best Paralympic athletes of the world ever.
Not bad for a person of disabilities, right?
Canadian athlete – Chantal Petitclerc – win 14 gold medals in women’s wheelchair racing, especially in back-to-back Paralympic games of 2004 and 2008, she stormed the competition, winning all the 100m race, the 200m race, the 400m race, the 800m race as well as the 1500m race.
And those dominating excellence performances came at the middle age of a woman in her 34 and 38 respectively. Only one other Paralympian has similar dominated of the competition that much, can you guess who that athlete might be?
British paralympian – Dame Tanni Grey ThTrischa Zorn – was born blind, but that hasn’t prevented her from doing anything. Between 1980 and 2004, this woman was rewarded with unprecedented 46 Paralympic medals, 32 of which were gold medals.
In 1980 and 1984, she went 5-for-5 in her game. Then, in 1988 she went 10-for-10; in 1992, she went 10-for-12, with two silvers medals. After that, it was a slump time with just merely 12 Paralympic medals from 1996 to 2004, with two more golds medals.
And no, it’s unlikely that this blind female athlete was competing against the swimmers with spina bifida and cerebral palsy. Trischa Zorn was competing against other blind swimmers and won. She was just so good.
You might have amazed looking at such achievement of Paralympian. Despite their unfortunate, they still live healthy and useful. So, the next time you feeling down, remember them.