Paralympic Games Tkachenko Dasha 14 , Krasnodar (Russia)
In my presentation I want to tell you about the history ofParalympic Games and about the poster I would like to create. The hero of my poster is Yuri Nosulenko. He is a Russian disability athlete. I chose him, because he is strong, young, persistent and charismatic.
HistoryThe first Games for athletes with a disability were held in 1948 in Stoke Mandeville, England. On the day of the Opening Ceremony of the 1948 Olympic Games in London, the Stoke Mandeville Games were launched and the first competition for wheelchair was organized. Four years later, atheletes from the Netherlands joined the Games; thus the international movement, now known as the Paralympic movement, was born
Olympic style games for athletes with a disability were organized for the first time in Rome in 1960, immediately after Olympic Games. They are considered the first Paralympic Games. About 4000 athletes from 23 countries competed in 8 sports. 6 of them are still included in the Paralympic Games. The Paralympic Games have been held in the same year as the Olympic Games, but usually in another country.
A new page in Paralympic history was written when, in 1988, the Paralympic Games were held immediately following the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, using the same facilities as the Olympic Games. Since this date the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games have followed the Olympic Games using the same stadiums, village and in many cases sponsors and organizational structures.
Paralympic Games in London 2012 The 2012 Summer Paralympic Games will be the fourteenth Paralympics and will take place between 29 August and 9 September 2012. The Games will be held in London, United Kingdom. This was the third time, when London organized Olympic and Paralympic Games. The first Games were in 1908, and second Gameswere in 1948. The program of the Paralympic Games - 2012 included 20 kinds of sports.
Our Russian disability athletes For a lot of Russian sportsmen it would be a great honour to take part in London Paralympic Games. And one of Russian disability athletes that will try to be a Paralympic champion is Yuri Nosulenko. He is from Belgorod. He is 24 years old.
Tragic accident When Yuri was nine years old a tragicaccident happened to him. He found a bullet and itexploded in his palm. Doctors couldn’t doanything and his lefthand was amputated. Yuri was keen on running since he was a child and after an accident hecontinued to go in for sports.
He is the champion of Russia and World champion in track and field athletics for sportsmen with disorders of musculoskeletal system.
In 2008, Yuri Nosulenko took part in the XIII ParalympicGames in Beijing. He was the fourth, but he became the first athlete from Belgorod, who took part in this competition.
In 2009, Yuri took part in the World Championship, which was held in India. He won agold medal. In the same year, he took part in the World Championship in New Zealand. Hewas the fourth.
“My main goal is to win a Paralympic gold medal, – said Yuri Nosulenko - I inclined to get it. I’ve got relevantexperience. The mistakes of Beijing were corrected. And my age is appropriate – 24 years old. I am in my best shape.”
In May 2011 Yuri took part in Paralympic World Cup in Manchester (England). Then he started to train forthe Paralympic Games in London 2012.
PosterI think in my poster there should be a lot of images of athletes with disabilities from different coutries and different kinds of sports. And of course it should be an image of Yuri Nosulenko with his medals in the centre.
I think that if young people with disabilities see myposter, they will understand that they can do something special tochange their lives.
My slogan: It doesn’t matter, that you havedisability, if you try hard enough, yourlife will change for the better!