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Who is Asao Tokolo? | the designer behind Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Emblem -  Spoon & Tamago

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Reinhold Niebuhr - Nothing is Worth doing... | Wow words, Inspirational  verses, Prose poem

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Here's why the Paralympics use the Agitos logo and not the Olympic rings |  Metro News

 

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WE HAVE WINGS

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/paralympics/

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The symbol of the Paralympic Games

is composed of three

“agitos”,

colored red, blue, and green,

encircling a single point,

on a white field.

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The

agito

(“I move” in Latin)

is a

symbol of movement

in the shape of an asymmetrical crescent.

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The Tokyo Paralympic Games

Have The Most Athletes

  and

The Most Women in HerHistory

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/24/1030606628/the-tokyo-paralympic-games-have-the-most-athletes-and-the-most-women-in-history

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Tatyana McFadden, center, and Jenna Fesemyer of the United States compete in the Women’s 5000 Meter Run T53/54 Wheelchair final during the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Trials at Breck High School on June 18, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
McFadden has won 17 Paralympic medals and is looking to pick up more in Tokyo.
David Berding/Getty Images

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The Tokyo Paralympics Are Here.

These Are Some Of The Sports

and

Athletes To Watch

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/24/1030632463/tokyo-paralympic-sports-athletes-to-watch

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(Courtesy of Lucía Montenegro)
(Courtesy of Lucía Montenegro)
 

Lucía Montenegro, Argentina

When it comes to disability rights, wheelchair racer Lucía Montenegro won’t stay in her lane. The 20-year-old Argentinian uses her athleticism to advocate for change. She speaks out about lack of transparency in para-sport and the discrimination she’s faced from her school.

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(Courtesy of Sara Vargas)
(Courtesy of Sara Vargas)
 

Sara Vargas, Colombia

There’s a lot 13-year-old Sara Vargas likes about being a champion para-swimmer: winning medals, beating out her rivals, representing her home country. But there’s no accolade that beats being in the water.

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(Courtesy of Aya Ayman)
(Courtesy of Aya Ayman)
 

Aya Ayman, Egypt

As the first and youngest Egyptian, African and Arabian female athlete to get a world para-swimming medal, Aya Ayman balances studying at university with competing at world championships. She shares with us why she prioritises her education alongside her swimming career.

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Paratriathlete Melissa Stockwell poses for a portrait at the USOC Rio Olympics Shoot (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

United States

Melissa Stockwell:

From wounded soldier to Paralympian

In April 2004, Melissa Stockwell became the first U.S. woman to lose a limb in active combat when an IED exploded during her daily convoy in Baghdad, Iraq. She has since gone on to become a two-time Paralympian, culminating in a bronze medal in Paratriathlon at Rio 2016. And it all started with a choice…

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/paralympics/news/melissa-stockwell-from-wounded-soldier-to-paralympian

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Anastasia Pagonis sets WR for U.S.’ first Paralympic GOLD!

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Mallory Weggemann shines in SM7 200mIM final and captures GOLD!

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Jessica Long of Team USA wins fourth straight 200m IM GOLD!

 

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Allysa Seely defends triathlon GOLD

with heroic late push Danz is SILVER

 

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Scaroni breaks from pack, gets her 1st GOLD in 5000m;

McFadden gets BRONZE!

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Gia Pergolini, 17, smashes own 100m backstroke WR to win gold

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GINGKOWINGS_RISERISERISEWEWILLRISE_2014_CATHERINELJOHNSONGinkgoWINGS:RISERISEIRISEWEWILLRISERISE        Catherine L. Johnson  2014

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GinkgoWINGS:

RISERISEIRISEWEWILLRISERISE

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/ginkgo-wings-portfolio-2013-2014-ginkgo-wings-riseriseirisewewillriserise-2014-ginkgo-symbol-of-hope-tenacity-profound-endurance-maria-callas-sempre-libera-la-traviata/

2014

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

Mixed Media on Board
16″ H x 10.5″ W
2014
 

 

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ZACH_ME_23JAN2021

One aspect of my story

Congenital dysplasia of multiple joints: both hips, right knee, and both feet.

57 reconstructive surgeries on hands, arm, nose, hip, knee, feet.

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CHOICE:

I HAVE WINGS.

I CHOSE WINGS.

 

I ‘standbike’ cannot sit on bike seat

(total hip and knee reconstruction – restricted flexion),

kayak upstream on the Mississippi River

(STRONG arms),

swim

(YMCA certified water/ weight/ elastic band and fitness ball

fitness instructor after my my 1st hip reconstruction in 1999),

cross country ski,

and…

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