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IN Sports ON 14 Sep, 2016
Every individual has the right to get the chance to practice sport without any discrimination. The Paralympic games is an international multi-sport event that is organized in parallel with the Olympic games that aims at giving equal opportunities to athletes who have disabilities to participate in various events. The purpose of the event is to showcase the talent of differently abled people in sports and change the attitude of public towards them.
This year, the organizers of Paralympic Games have made some changes in the medals so that the winners can celebrate their victory by listening to it.
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For the first time, the Paralympic Games have introduced a device in the medal that makes a sound when they are shaken. They have inserted tiny steel balls inside the medal that produce the sound. The winners can identify the type of medal depending on the sound that it produces. All of the medals also have the words "Rio 2016 Paralympic Games" written on them in Braille.
The Gold Medal produces the loudest sound, having 28 steel balls inside.
The Silver medal has 20 steel balls inside and it produces the sound louder than the Bronze Medal when shaken.
The Bronze Medal which has 16 steel balls inside, makes the lowest sound.
Maja Reichard is a Swedish swimmer. She has a visual impairment. She holds the world record in 100 m breaststroke.
Mary Fisher is a New Zealand swimmer who was born with the rare genetic condition, aniridia that resulted low vision. She has won many gold and silver medals in swimming.
Tharon Drake is an American swimmer, who lost his eyesight. He holds the record in many swimming styles like backstroke, breaststroke, and individual medley.
Isn't this just awesome?