Following the success of the 2012 Paralympics, awareness of disability sport is arguably at an all-time peak. However, disabled athletes don’t only compete every 4 years, and this summer you’ll find some of the greatest athletes on earth performing both in the UK and around the world.
Taking place between the 24th and 26th of July, the London Anniversary Games give the opportunity for both disabled and non-disabled athletes to showcase their talents. The games are sure to prove great entertainment, and keep the flame of the 2012 games burning bright.
August sees the start of the CPISRA World Games, hosted this year in Nottingham. These games allow some of the world’s best and brightest cerebral palsy athletes to compete against each other, with Great Britain sure to pick up a few medals. If you get down to Nottingham between the 6th and 16th of August, you’ll be able to watch athletes from all around the world competing in athletics, football, swimming, and more.
Plus, with their “Active Summer Fun” campaign, the English Federation of Disability Sport are highlighting opportunities for disabled people of all ages to get involved in sport.
With an accessible summer of sport in mind, and in preparation for next year’s Rio Paralympics Bristol Street Versa have put together an infographic illustrating the history of disability sport. Aiming to get to the roots of an area of sport growing in popularity, the “Pioneers of Disability Sport” infographic looks at some of the athletes, campaigners, and organisations responsible for raising the profile of disabled people in sport.
So, why not get out this summer and go see some of the world’s best athletes in action.