Blowpipe for disabled

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Blowpipe for disabled

In front of 250 (two hundred and fifty) people gathered at the Two Rives Theater in Charenton on the “Night of Sports in Val de Marne” organized by the Comité départemental olympique et sportif du Val de Marne, Anthony and Samy took up a major challenge.
They tried to break the precision world record of blowpipe.
The objective was to hit the most important number of targets within 3 minutes (10 targets hit minimum). To hit a target, the thrower must throw the blowpipe’s dart in the yellow central part of
the target. Samy first threw its blowpipe’s dart, and hit one by one the ten first targets with a stress-free gesture. He managed to hit 11 targets into 3 minutes and broke the world record.
Then it was Antony’s turn , quite anxious to try after Samy’s success. Stressed by the challenge, hechit 2 targets but leaved the stage amid loud applause of the public. This event will remain a day to remember for both boys.

ACONCAGUA TREK :A wonderful human adventure !

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ACONCAGUA TREK :A wonderful human adventure !

Departure ont the 26th of december via Sao Paulo and Santiago de chili. I met Diego, my personal guide and taught him the basic rules to guide a blind. We gathered with our group, 2 others guides, Marianno and Gaston and 5 climbers, Fabian from Buenos-aires, Tilak from Orlando, Maude from Montréal, marc from Stuttgart and Claudia from Frankfurt. After 2 days in Confluencia for acclimatization, we climbed up to Plazza de mulas, our base camp, 4300m. Settled on a glacier made with a mix of rocks, earth and ice, 300 people work during the climbing season, porters, mulators, cooks, doctors and rescue patrols. We saw twice the doctor to measure the blood pressure and ocygen saturation. Mules never go higher than the baes camp. We’ll have to carry our own gear for the higher camps, porters carrying tents and stoves.
Unfortunately, the weather turns bad, cold snow and wind replacing the sun.
We make 2 acclimatization walks up to 5000m before reaching the Canada camp in the blizzard, after 6 days at the base camp. At this elevation, the meals are sealed in vacuum-packed bags, heated in boiling water. We drink a lot of hot tea as it’s recommended to drink at least 3 to 4 liters every day to avoid some altitude sickness, headache and nausea.
We stay 2 days in Canada camp, blocked by the snow storm. The first side-effects of high altitude make me a stuffy nose, awaking me in the middle of the night in hypoxia. This trouble will stick to me and, step buy step, make me exhausted due to the lack of sleep.
Eventually, the weather clears up and we climb to nido de conderes camp, 5600m.Such a pleasant walk under the sun and in 20cm of fresh snow!Back to sun glasses and sun cream!The night is still, without a cloud and very cold. My pee bottle freezes inside the tent.
The weather forcast shos the day after tomorrow is possible to make an attempt to the summit. We decide to climb up straight to camp 3, Cholera camp, 6000m.Wind id strong and should soften tomorrow.
Alarm clock is set up on 3:30 am. After a short breakfast and hot tea, we prepare ourselves for the last ascent: 3 layers of pants and gloves, 4 layers on the body, double plastic shoes… we look like astronauts than hikers!
The ascent starts à 5:30 with 14°F and the winds blow around 50-60km/h.
We walk slowly but continuously, breathing hard. After 4 hours, not so far from the place called Independencia (6400m), we sit due to harsch ust of wind. Maude fell down twice. Me, maude and Marc decide to go down, exhausted. None of the 3 had slept the night before. Claudia and Tilak reach the summit after 9 hours of walk. That day, 4 climbers on a total of 32 succeeded in their attempts. We had the luck to be able to make this attempt, no windows having been available the previous week.
Back to Mendoza, our group enjoy a wonderful meal with argentinian grilled steak and red wine malbec!

2024 Paris Candidate: an athletic person with a handicap as Co-president

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2024 Paris Candidate: an athletic person with a handicap as Co-president

Marie Amelie Le Fure has just accepted the co- presidency for the Paris town candidate process for the 2024 Olympic and Para-Olympic games.

This athlete amputee below the left knee with multiple medals will co-preside the file with Teddy Riner, an Olympic and world champion.

A very nice recognition for the para-Olympic athletes.

Let us hope that Paris will be the Capital of the Handicapped and Non Handicapped Sport

The Brazilian football coach with five championship titles …. and who is blind

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The Brazilian football coach with five championship titles …. and who is blind

In football today, winning five championship titles is no big deal – but winning them thanks to a blind coach certainly is. This amazing story takes place in Brazil.

Flavio Aurelio Silva founded the Juventude club (not to be confused with the winners of the Brazilian National Cup), a small local football club in the underprivileged district of Fortaleza, in 1985. Flavio played with the club as a defensive midfielder for four years, until he lost the sight in one of his eyes at the age of 20, following a rather brutal scuffle. One year later, he lost his other eye, an event which obliged him to trade in his football boots for a white stick.

He can see football better than any other coach
Deone Lopes, striker for the Juventude club
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Instead of moping over his fate, Flavio took the initiative and continued to help his club, first as treasurer and then as coach.

I’m proud to be the founder, a player, and now the big boss of this club, even though I’m blind (Flavio Aurelio Silva).

At 46, the man who his players call « Little Blind Man » has carried off a string of victories, using his hearing rather than his eyesight to follow the game. During a match, he will stand on the sidelines with his team, and listen to the movements of the ball and of the players. He also takes into account the remarks made by his players and by the spectators.