As 2022 comes to an end, International
Paralympic Committee (IPC) looks back at the memorable moments in the
Paralympic Movement this year.
The anniversaries of three Paralympic
Games, has also mentioned as one of the top golden moments of the 2022, by IPC.
Involved in the first anniversary of
the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games and its nostalgic-evoked memories, a poster has
been published on the IPC’s social media inspired by the Paralympians’ images to
highlight their powerful and physical dynamism.
The image of the Iran’s sitting volleyball
icon, Morteza Mehrzad- giant in size and sporting prowess- is also among the
para champions, in the designed poster.
“This year was full of memorable
moments. While the COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect people’s lives, we saw
Para athletes taking the spotlight. They were back and competing in tournaments
around the world.
While we looked forward to the Paris
2024 Paralympic Games, we also took some time to look back and celebrate the
anniversaries of recent Games. In addition to the first anniversary of the
postponed Tokyo 2020 Games, this summer marked the 10th anniversary of London
2012 and the 30th anniversary of Barcelona 1992.
We spoke with athletes who competed
at Tokyo 2020. Para taekwondo’s Lisa Gjessing and Para badminton’s Cheah Liek
Hou shared what winning gold meant for them and their sports, which made their
Paralympic debuts in the Japanese capital. Two-time Paralympian Manami Ito, who
played the violin at the Opening Ceremony, also showed us how to play the instrument
with a prosthetic arm,” is stated by IPC Website.