We spoke to members of Canada’s inaugural National Para Dragon Boat team, and here’s what they had to say.
Para Dragon Boat
If you’ve ever seen a dragon boat race, you know how intense it is- coaches bellowing out directives, paddlers fiercely battling the waves. A sport for the visually-impaired?
In 2010, athlete and ‘gentle giant’ Sandro François, experienced not one, but two strokes at the age of 25 and had to relearn everything again: how to speak, how to be independently mobile, how to manage in his new reality.
A Para Athlete’s Struggle with Body Dysmorphia, Anorexia Athletica, and Major Depressive Disorder By Randy Pinsky ‘Para athlete’ conjures up images of high performing athletes who have overcome physical challenges or disabilities to succeed in their chosen sport. The International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) has gone a step further and also includes a category on
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