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Ireland's Paralympic Sailing Crew Prepare for Rio Challenge

25th August 2016
Irish Olympic Sailing News
John Twomey, Ian Costello and Austin O'Carroll qualified for the Paralympic Games in Rio last December John Twomey, Ian Costello and Austin O'Carroll qualified for the Paralympic Games in Rio last December

Ireland's Sonar Paralympic team John Twomey, Ian Costello and Austin O'Carroll are preparing for the Paralympic Games that take place between 7–18 September in Rio de Janeiro. The sailing is scheduled to be raced between 12–17 September in Guanabara Bay.

Sailing at the Paralympic Games is one of the only sports in which athletes of many different disabilities compete against each other on equal terms. 

The upcoming Paralympic Games has so much to offer for the competitors and the viewing public. The adaptations on the boats, the 2.4 Norlin OD, SKUD18 and Sonar, allows a wide range of disabilities to compete in a beautiful backdrop of iconic sites like Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. Just look at the images that came out of the Olympic Games. The Para athletes will have those same images in just a few weeks time.

More information here

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