The future of Paralympic sport, up for debate this Thursday on As.com

Beyond sports medals and achievements, The Tokyo Paralympic Games have left a legacy for history: their message of achievement to the world. There are no insurmountable obstacles. In fact, what was its central motto will give its name to the ‘We have wings: Paralympic athletes for history’ meeting, sponsored by Liberty Seguros, which can be followed this Thursday, from 1:00 p.m., live on As.com.

A talk that will bring together some of the great protagonists of this event. The list of speakers will be headed by Miguel Carballeda, President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee; who will they accompany Cristina Saraiva, responsible for sustainability of Liberty in Europe and three of our athletes: the dumbbell Loida Zabala (diploma in Tokyo) and the cyclists Alfonso Cabello (gold and bronze) and Ricardo Ten (bronze). The latter, in addition, championed the Spanish team at the opening ceremony.

Said encounter will take off trying the achievements harvested in Japanese lands and will land in the challenges set for the next Games Paris 2024. A stopover trip, which will address other issues such as the visibility, the equality of athletes with and without disabilities, the importance of public and private support or the generational relief. A complete review of the past, present and future of Paralympic sport and the values ​​it embodies.

It should be remembered that Spain closed its participation in Tokyo hanging a total of 36 medals (nine golds, fifteen silvers and eleven bronzes), five more than in Rio 2016, and it was ranked fifteenth in the ranking by countries. The most prolific discipline, with 39% of the total, was swimming and debutant athletes took 41% of the metals. The female role was also noteworthy. Women made up 33% of the team, but ended up reaching 41% of the medals.

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