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Published on August 24th, 2016 | by mpower

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Meet the Members of the US Paralympic Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Teams

Isil Tanyeri of ABC Medical recently sat down with members of the US Paralympic Women’s and Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Teams.  These athletes and coaches have been training hard to get ready for the competition and podium.  Stephanie Wheeler, Christina Schwab, Gail Gaeng, Ron Lykins, Matt Scott, Steve Serio are a few of the team member who were interviewed.

“Usually, the image of an athlete in a wheelchair can be different from the reality” she states. “People who are watching adaptive sports begin to see disability differently. You see one of our girls shoot a three pointer and you suddenly realize that these girls can do anything they want.  Also, these are just great sport athletes. Full stop. No caveat needed. They’re strong, talented athletes and very fun to watch” Stephanie Wheeler, Head Coach, US Paralympic Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team

Read the full article here.

Catch Isil Tanyari in Rio as she will be reporting for Mpower Sports at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Huge thank you to ABC Medical for their continued support of adaptive sports.  #WeAreAllSportsFans.

 

 

 

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