The Paralympic Games kick off today 7th September to 18th September so if you’re inspired to do more, see more of the world then a Luggie folding mobility scooter can help you achieve this!
The Paralympics celebrates the strength of disabled people and the 2012 games turned little known yet truly amazing para-athletes into household names. A disabled athlete is someone who will pursue their goals despite the obstacles that may surround them, including the limitations of their own bodies. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters greatly enhance the quality of lives of millions of people who find it difficult or unable to walk without assistance. Beyond the benefit of improved mobility, wheelchairs and mobility scooters enable people to lead more productive lives at home and the workplace and help foster feelings of independence and self-confidence.
Looking back to 2012, Great Britain set a real benchmark with a most spectacular opening ceremony that televised around the world and enjoyed by billions. It was a joyous occasion to watch the triumph of the human spirit and we were hooked from that moment onwards. It was a visual, and heart-warming display that engaged the world and challenged perceptions of having a disability.
So it is with eager anticipation that we await the opening ceremony of The Paralympic Games 2016. It is usual that the host country will look to build a story around the traditions of sport and will highlight the strength of their country and its people. Flavio Machado is the man behind the ceremony this year and has been cautious not to give too much away, but did offer a phrase “The heart knows no limits” when recently asked what we can expect from the curtain-raiser he said “The display will include 4,000 volunteers, who will mix humour, energy and, of course, Brazilian rhythm”. This year the event has 22 sports scheduled to take place and has introduced two new sports to the Paralympics in Rio; canoeing and the triathlon
Earlier this year the Luggie Team were at The Mobility Roadshow at Silverstone Circuit and were able to meet Nigel Murray MBE, Britain’s most successful Boccia player. Nigel has entered four Olympic Games to date, was the first British Boccia player to win a gold medal in 2000 and he also won gold with Team GB in 2008 and individual silver and bronze at the London 2012 Paralympics.
The closing ceremony of the Paralympic journey will be held on 18 September to celebrate the events of Rio de Janeiro and then hand over the Paralympic flag to Tokyo, next host of the Games in 2020. If you’re looking to make travel easier, maybe travel to the games? Then here’s what Luggie owner say about them:
“I’ve been amazed at how my Luggie lightweight mobility scooter performs on all types of terrain, up and down hills, around tight corners and in public locations. A portable mobility scooter is great while travelling abroad”.
“I extremely suggest the Luggie to anybody, particularly for touring on any form of transport, the folding action on this mobility scooter makes it easier to transport around”.
We offer Free Home Demonstrations of our portable scooter range so you can see for yourself its easy folding design, Making it the World’s most popular the Folding Mobility scooter for Sale.
Call us on 0800 012 4258 or contact https://www.luggiescooters.com/demo