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The female boxer with cerebral palsy

CaderMacCaderMac Member Posts: 105 Pioneering
Here is a lovely video about Kate Farley who is on a mission to make disabled boxing a Paralympic sport! 

Do you have any great accessible sports facilities near you?
What sports would you like to see?
Which Paralympians or disabled sports people inspire you most?

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    I saw this on facebook and loved it, I would love to try boxing but my body isnt strong enough at the moment, this woman makes me think that I could maybe do it in the future!!
    Scope
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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,725

    Scope community team

    I loved the video too! I'm from a family of boxers so it really resonated with me.
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  • nicebootsniceboots Member Posts: 196 Pioneering
    I’ve seen this on Facebook too, it’s fantastic! I’d love to give boxing a proper go. I do a bit of punchbag and pad work as part of my regular gym workout, it’s a great way to keep fit! I have found not only my overall fitness improve, but so has my balance, as it takes your whole body to throw a good punch.

  • ayjayayjay Member Posts: 16 Connected
    I saw this on the news.

    I've got nothing against boxing and nothing against anyone having a go at something that they want to try, but I can't help thinking that it's a bad idea to elevate it to a competitive level .

    My worry is that what I saw didn't include anyone thumping this girl, if it's going to be competitive, two people will be trying to injure each other when they already have brain damage.

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