Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Activity 1 Day 7: Spirit in Motion - The Paralympic Games

Activity 1: At the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome, the athletes competed in eight sports. Cycling was one of them. For the cycling event, two people compete together as a team – one of the people has a disability and the other does not. Here is a picture of a para-cycling team from New Zealand:

At the moment the most famous para-cycling team in New Zealand is comprised of two female athletes – Emma Foy and Laura Thompson. Emma is blind but Laura is not. Together they work as an amazing team. Imagine that you were asked to compete in a tandem cycling event and you had to choose one person to compete with. Who would it be? On your blog, tell us who you would compete with and why. If it was me, I would choose my son, Aronui because he’s pretty fast and very funny. He would make me laugh as we biked along and would be very supportive and encouraging! I know that I could trust him to be a good teammate. Who would you choose?   

I would choose my older brother. I would choose him because he's pretty fast and he would make it a whole lot easier with his sense of humour. I would also choose him because he's really supportive towards others.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rosrine,

    It sounds like you have made a really good choice in selecting your older brother. You will definitely want to choose a teammate who is strong, fast and able to have a good time. A sense of humour is a must!

    I also think that your brother sounds like a great partner because he is supportive of others. That is a very important quality to have, particularly when competing together on a single bicycle. You will both need to communicate clearly and to support one another completely if you are going to be successful and not fall over (quite literally)!

    I had the opportunity to try tandem cycling a few years ago and I really enjoyed it, however, I did find that it took a lot of concentration and focus. You have to make sure that you cycle at exactly the same time as your partner. If not, the bike stalls and/or wobbles!

    I hope that you and your brother get the chance to try tandem cycling one day. I think that you'd really enjoy it!

    Cheers, Rachel :)