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The Olympics games are the most celebrated sports in the world. Every sports enthusiast may know each and every event of the sports. Even the sports non enthusiasts may know what all are the events or even who has won the recent Olympics and all details. But how many of you know the details of events and winners of the Paralympics. Paralympics has never been celebrated as much as the Olympics games are celebrated. This marginalization might have some psychological reasons but from an exam point of view there is no Olympics or Paralympics, questions will be asked from both. Through this blog let us look into the overview of the Beijing Paralympics medals and events which are conducted in the recent month of March 2022.
Paralympics – Overview and History
Paralympics games started from a small gathering of World War II veterans in 1948. Now it has grown to one of the largest games in the world. The Paralympics is conducted for the persons with disabilities like impaired muscle power (e.g., paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g., amputation or Dysmelic), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. The games are conducted on par with the Olympics games itself. Same treatment to every athlete is given. The International Paralympic committee (IPC) is the governing body of the Paralympic Games whereas the International Olympics Committee (IOC) is the governing body of the Olympic games. Even though the conducting and treatment are the same, the funding gap between the Paralympic games and Olympics games are so different. The Paralympics games have grown to a stage where thousands of sports persons compete over from hundreds of countries.
The 49 Paralympics games have been conducted in Beijing from March 4 -13 this year of 2022, where Para athletes compete in 78 events across six Para sports – 39 for men, 35 for women and four mixed events. Paralympics will be held over five venues in the three competition zones of central Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. Two of these venues – the National Indoor Stadium (Para Ice Hockey) and the National Aquatic Centre (Wheelchair Curling) – are legacy venues from the 2008 Olympics and Paralympics. Three countries will make their debut at Beijing 2022 – Israel, Azerbaijan and Puerto Rico.
Paralympics Events and Results 2022
The Paralympics winter events 2022 consists of the following categories:
- Para Alpine Skiing
- Para Biathlon
- Para Cross Country Skiing
- Para Ice Hockey
- Para Snowboard
- Wheelchair curling
The results of the country participated and the medal composition of the countries are here as follows:
It’s our duty to celebrate and consider the Paralympics games along with the Olympics games. Marginalizing the game because of the shortage of enthusiasm is not an ethical sports enjoyment. Paralympics may be neglected from the celebrations of the society but it is sure a question bank for the UPSC, SSC, PSC and other competitive examinations. Study the general awareness information from sports category with the help of Entri and crack the competitive examinations with top ranks. Keep studying, keep winning!