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Chance to stop and reflect on my learning from yesterdays @physiosinsport conference - my first thread (I think!)
1. Looking ahead to volunteering as a physio at the #B2022 games and the opportunities to learn from a range of clinicians in a multi sport event, in a sport that provides the chance to work with para-athletes again is exciting and a small step towards the dream goal #Paralympics
2. And how hands-on Ax and MOI shouldn’t become a lost art in Sport. Develop/practice hands-on Ax skills, know your anatomy, think logically and treat what you see. Imaging is a lovely luxury to aid Ax and 🔺but shouldn’t take the place of what makes us autonomous practitioners
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I've seen a lot of people worried about what's happening to disabled Ukrainians & how to help them.

Luckily, there's great reporting happening & organizations that are helping disabled Ukrainians get to safety.

Here's a 🧵that I'll update daily

#StandWithUkraine #DisCo
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Now confirmed. State of Emergency declared in #Ukraine.
More details later...
Govt pledging most citizens won't be unduly affected
Secretary of the Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov says "it can be restricting traffic, additional transport checks, documents checks. These issues are preventive, so that the country remains calm."

pravda.com.ua/news/2022/02/2…
#Ukraine's parliament has ratified the State of Emergency.

It is effective for 30 days from tonight.

#StandWithUkraine
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You know what India achieved in 2021 ????

1.45 Billion Covid19 Vaccines administered in India in last 365 days fastest in the world. 99% vaccines were Made in India making it a successful #AtmanirbharBharat story
Total Market Capitalisation of BSE Listed companies

Today - Rs 2,66,69,186 crores
Dec 20 - Rs 1,81,55,526 crores

In just one year, India has added Rs 85 Lakh crore wealth to the Total Market cap, HIGHEST EVER, which is equivalent to 4 times the GDP of Bangladesh.
In 2021 India has added roughly $ 100 Billion to its Forex reserves, Highest in a single year, taking the reserves to highest level at $ 640 Billion.

India become 4th largest forex reserves holder globally surpassing Russia this Year
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🏅#Olympics and #Paralympics' athletes were not the only ones pushing boundaries this summer: when it comes to curbing toxic emissions, governments have engaged in a race to the bottom
👎Here's our ranking of the worst performances at the dirtiest of games
meta.eeb.org/2021/09/16/coa…
🇪🇺 standards set emission ranges for the most toxic pollutants, but too often governments allow coal giants to:

👟jump over pollution limits
👟abuse of exceptions
👟avoid abatement to save money - while people and nature foot the bill

🥇🇨🇿🥈🇧🇬🥉🇲🇹 🇸🇮👇
eeb.org/four-years-of-…
Coal plants are a massive source of toxic mercury, but too many countries allow operators to jump mercury limits hurdles set by the 🇪🇺

Of the 10 worst European plants in terms of mercury emissions:
🥇4 are in 🇨🇿
🥈3 are in 🇩🇪
🥉2 are in 🇬🇷
All data here👉eipie.eu/projects/ipdv
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Absolute honour to have hosted the reception ceremony for our #TokyoParalympics Medal winners and Athletes last night! Thank you for the opportunity, @ianuragthakur @NisithPramanik @IndiaSports and @Media_SAI! Pictures with our medallists coming up! #Thread
PC: @parasmendiratta
The mother figure of Indian Paralympics and the President of @ParalympicIndia - the legendary @DeepaAthlete ma’am! @WeAreTeamIndia @IndiaSports @Media_SAI
@Bhavina59068010 - Only the second Indian woman after @DeepaAthlete and the first from #Gujarat to win a #Paralympics medal for 🇮🇳! She clinched a 🥈in #TableTennis at #TokyoParalympics! @WeAreTeamIndia @IndiaSports @Media_SAI @ParalympicIndia
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India, in #Paralympics 2020 has won 19 medals, including 5 gold medals. This is higher than cumulative tally of all medals ever won by India in the last 60 years. How did this happen?

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A big part of the answer lies in the structured all-rounded approach followed by Govt. In 2014 itself, the Govt announced TOPS - Target Olympic Podium Scheme. Without mincing words, Govt announced its intent to send our athletes to podium.

So what is TOPS?
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TOPS is as a programme which provides all neccessary aspect to drive successful performance amongst our athletes - foreign training, exposure to international competition, equipment and coaching, scientific staff etc. Also, it provides monthly stipend of Rs. 50,000/-.

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#5settembre #afghanistan cominciamo con una foto che circola da ieri. Vi avevamo raccontato che era arrivato a Kabul il capo dell'ISI in visita ufficiale. Anomalia nell'anomalia la foto che è stata fatta circolare, il generale che prende il caffè al Serena Hotel 1/15 Image
Visto che le spie non lasciano mai nulla a caso, questi sono evidentemente segnali del Pakistan. Perchè/Cosa è troppo presto per capirlo. Ipotesi 1) sciogliere la matassa del nuovo governo a loro favore 2) Assicurarsi che talebani non dimentichino a chi devono tanto ora che 2/15
hanno molti altri "alleati" internazionali.
A proposito di nuovo governo, doveva essere annunciato venerdì poi sabato ora la settimana prossima. Cosa accade? Quasi impossibile saperlo (i taleb sono e restano un'organizzazione segreta) ma
3/15
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#SuhasYathiraj has captured the imagination of our entire nation thanks to his exceptional sporting performance: PM @narendramodi lauds the Paralympic #Silver medalist.

#Paralympics #Praise4Para #Cheer4India
Inspiring IAS officer #SuhasYathiraj has made India extremely proud at #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics: @KirenRijiju, Union Law Minister.

#Praise4Para #Cheer4India
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Another good news & great moment as India won Gold and Silver medals in shooting. Congratulations to Manish Narwal for the Gold Medal and Singhraj for the Silver medal at the #Tokyo2020paralympics : Union Minister @KirenRijiju. Image
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«Ma che disabilità ha?»

Ogni giorno che passa, qui a #Tokyo2020, è la domanda che ci facciamo più spesso.

Alle Paralimpiadi la disabilità non si vede. Esiste, ma non esiste.

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Alle Paralimpiadi la disabilità c’è ma non si vede, non la vediamo più noi.

Siamo costretti a sforzarci per vederla, capirla e raccontarla.

Dovere di cronaca, ma la verità è che non la vediamo più.
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Vediamo sguardi vispi, tenaci, emozionati, luminosi.

Vediamo corpi e fisici pazzeschi, muscoli e atlete e atleti straordinari.

Vediamo potenza e velocità e mira e grazia e destrezza.

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O życiu Oksany Masters na pewno powstanie film w Hollywood. Tylko jak scenarzysta zmieści w jednym przerażający horror, bajkę o dobrej wróżce i historię wielkiego triumfu zdobywczyni złotych medali na zimowych i letnich #Paralympics? Wyobrażąm sobie w filmie takie sceny...
Scena 1. 1989. Cztery lata po awarii Czarnobyla. W szpitalu w Chmielnickim kobieta rodzi córeczkę o zdeformowanym ciałku. Nóżki bez kości goleniowych, jedna 6 cm krótsza, z 6 palcami u stópek. Rączki bez kciuków za to ze zrośniętymi palcami... Z płaczem oddaje małą do adopcji...
Scena 2: Oksana jest już w trzecim sierocińcu. W nocy nie może spać z głodu, bo bardzo boli ją brzuszek. Wraz z koleżanką Laną wykradają się nocą do kuchni. Przyłapane, są bite do nieprzytomności. Lana nie wraca do pokoju. Oksana już nigdy jej nie spotka…
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Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur & MoS Nisith Pramanik felicitate #Paralympics silver medalist high jumper Nishad Kumar in Delhi today.
I congratulate our athletes for their performance in the ongoing Paralympics. We've so far won 10 medals in the competition. Nishad won a silver medal in high jump. His journey will inspire countrymen. I congratulate him for his achievements: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur
This medal means a lot to me. It was my dream to win the medal in #Paralympics. I belong to Una district in Himachal Pradesh where the scope of the game is very less. I feel proud of myself as my journey till here was very difficult: #Paralympics silver medalist Nishad Kumar
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Tokyo Paralympics: India's Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana qualify for men's 10m air pistol SH1
Tokyo Paralympics: India's Singhraj Adhana wins bronze in men's 10m air pistol SH1 final Image
My coaches suggested doing meditation to overcome the mistakes which I did in the qualification. I did meditation for 5 minutes & it helped... This result is because of a better team that is with me: #Paralympics bronze medalist shooter Singhraj Adana Image
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.#Paralympics highlights:

- France's Emmanuelle Morch serves during wheelchair tennis
- US' Matt Stutzman competes in archery individual compound open 1/8 event
- Afghanistan’s Hossain Rasouli in final of the men’s long jump
- Japan's Shingo Kunieda reaches to return the ball ImageImageImageImage
Seeing squares.

From Tokyo's famous Shibuya crossing to the remotest Okinawan island, Japan's streets have one thing in common: 'tenji blocks.' The tactile paving was invented in Japan over 50 years ago to help the visually impaired move around safely

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Afghan Paralympian beats the odds to compete in Tokyo.

After a dramatic evacuation from Taliban-held Kabul and a secret operation to fly him to Tokyo, Afghan Paralympian Hossain Rasouli beat the odds to compete in the long jump

u.afp.com/UHjV

#Paralympics Image
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Tokyo Paralympics: India's Avani Lekhara wins Gold Medal in women's 10m AR Standing SH1 Final Image
Heartiest congratulations to Avani Lekhara for winning India's first medal in Para Shooting. The young shooter kept her calm and won the medal by equalling the World record: Deepa Malik, president of Paralympic Committee of India

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For me, there can be no greater happiness than this. This is the result of her hard work. I hope she brings a gold medal in 50m shooting also: GR Lekhara, grandfather of Avani Lekhana who won a gold medal in women's 10m AR Standing SH1 at Tokyo Paralympics Image
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O Brasil chegou a marca de 30 MEDALHAS nas Paralimpíadas!

Nossos atletas conquistaram 10 medalhas de Ouro, 5 de Prata e 15 de Bronze, um resultado sensacional que precisa ser celebrado. Que orgulho!

#Paralympics #Tokyo
Na natação, chegamos no topo do pódio com Wendell Belarmino nos 50m livres, Gabriel Araújo nos 200m livres masculino e Carol Santiago nos 50m livres feminino - categoria S13. Incrível! ImageImageImage
Fotos: Miriam Jeske /CPB
Ale Cabral/CPB
Alex Davidson/Getty Images
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Nació en la Unión Soviética, pero se convirtió en una leyenda de #Usa. Si la comparáramos con alguien de los Olímpicos sería como fusionar a Bolt con Kipchoge. Ella es la reina del atletismo paralímpico: señoras y señores, con ustedes, Tatyana McFadden.
#Paralympics #Athletics Image
Tatyana vio la luz en Leningrado el 21 de abril de 1989. Era una época convulsa en ese coloso rojo, que veía como el mundo que había imaginado comenzaba a colapsar. La pequeña no cayó en este mundo en el mejor momento posible y lo notaría en sus primeros años de existencia...
La soviética nació con espina bífida, lo que la llevó a tener que vivir en una silla de ruedas. Sin embargo, su familia era muy pobre y no podía darle los tratamientos médicos que necesitaba, por lo que la dejaron en un orfanato.
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Él es Morteza Mehrzad, el deportista paralímpico más alto de la historia y el segundo hombre más alto del mundo.

Conoce su apasionante historia ↓

#Paralympics #Tokyo2020
Nació en Irán 🇮🇷 hace 33 años, con acromegalia; una afección que provoca que la glándula pituitaria produzca excesiva hormona de crecimiento.
A los 15 años, Morteza se fracturó la pelvis y, a causa de ello, su pierna derecha dejó de crecer, quedando 15 centímetros más corta que la izquierda y provocándole dificultades para caminar.
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Nadando ya era muy buena, pero cuando se subió a la bicicleta arrasó con todos. Hoy ganó su 15° oro, algo que la convierte en una de las atletas más laureadas de la historia de los #Paralympics. Señoras y señores, con ustedes, Sarah Storey 🇬🇧👑 Image
El 26 de octubre de 1977 vio la luz en Manchester una mujer llamada a hacer historia. Nació sin una mano izquierda funcional ya que su brazo se enredó en el cordón umbilical en el útero y su mano no se desarrolló de manera normal. Image
Curiosamente, su primer deporte no fue el que la hizo más exitosa (el ciclismo), sino que comenzó fuera de las pistas, más precisamente en el agua 🏊‍♀️. Y es que, cuando tenía seis años, miró a Sarah Hardcastle en los Juegos de Los Ángeles 1984 y sintió ganas de comenzar a nadar. Image
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Highlights in the pool: #Paralympics

- Australia's Rowan Crothers reacts after winning the final of men's 50m freestyle
- The final of women's 200m freestyle
- Swimmers are stabilized at start of men's 100m backstroke.
- Swimmers talk after the final of men's 400m freestyle
.#Paralympics Highlights:

- Britain's Crystal Lane-Wright and Sarah Dame Storey and France's Marie Patouillet pose with their medals after the C5 3000m cycling
- China's Li Hao battles Ukraine's Artem Manko in the sabre
- Wheelchair rugby: France vs Japan and Britain vs Canada
Timelapse: Yet more wonders at #Tokyo2020 #PARALYMPICS

@AFP video timelapse shows the Olympics climbing venue becoming a Paralympics football pitch at Tokyo's Aomi Urban Sports Park
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🏓 Meet Ma Lin, the #Paralympics table tennis star who had his arm bitten off by a bear | @oliverbrown_tel

telegraph.co.uk/paralympic-spo…
Ma was born in China but has switched allegiance to represent Australia 🇦🇺.

He defeated Britain's Josh Stacey in the group stage match in #Tokyo2020

telegraph.co.uk/paralympic-spo… Image
Ma was just five when a bear attacked him without warning, biting clean through his right arm leaving nothing except a few tendons.

telegraph.co.uk/paralympic-spo…
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#Paralympics #Tokyo2020

- World record for dame Sarah Storey and assured gold for Team GB
- #TeamGB staff member tests positive for Covid

Follow LIVE ⬇️
independent.co.uk/sport/olympics…
#Paralympics

-USA beat New Zealand to claim title in Wheelchair rugby
- Netherland pair break world record in Para Cycling to qualify for final

Follow LIVE ⬇️
independent.co.uk/sport/olympics…
The United States won gold in both the men’s and women’s tournaments at Rio 2016.

Here's the complete schedule ⬇️
independent.co.uk/sport/olympics…
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