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Sep 8, 2021

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears give an overview about the Paralympics Games. They answer the questions: how the Paralympics got started; what Paralympics mean; what the six broad Paralympics categories are; and what sports are included in the Paralympics. They highlight Bonnie St. John, the first African American to medal in any Paralympic event. They share an update on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games medal count and highlight Team USA’s accomplishments. They also discuss some of the most decorated Paralympian athletes in the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain. #KeepItSporty

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