This was my first experience of a paralympic sporting event and it was quite emotional. It’s too easy to say “I can’t” and these athletes prove that you can, if you put your mind to the task. There was lots of opportunity to try some of the adaptive sports equipment including the biathlon gun for the visually impaired – operated by sound rather than sight. I missed every time!
Colette Bourgonje was the first Canadian Paralympic medalist of the 2010 Games with a silver in the sitting 10k race.