• Reading Level 5
Physical Education | PSHE

The competitors facing sport’s final frontier

Should the Paralympics and Olympics merge? As the games for athletes with disabilities begin in Tokyo today, some campaigners are insisting that they deserve to share the spotlight. Lucy Robinson burst into tears – of joy. At 12 years old, her dream of becoming a professional footballer had ended when she broke her hip while roller-skating. With the blood supply to her bones disrupted, she could no longer walk. But in May she learnt that she had been chosen for Britain’s Paralympic basketball team. The moral, she said, was simple: “You can change your life through sport.”

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