Paralympic Opening Ceremony Torchbearer Falls, Gets Right Back Up in Inspirational Moment
Sports| | By Margo Gothelf
Marcia Malsar falls but gets up to finish her Paralympic torch relay leg tonight. Crowd roared. Inspirational moment pic.twitter.com/gCjfvu1Hdt— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) September 8, 2016
The president of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven, applauded the para-athletes, sharing that the Paralympics would “bring a new perspective to everyone in this country by showing that the human spirit knows no limits.” Although the Paralympics have been overshadowed by poor ticket sales, budget cuts, and the drama of the Olympic games, Malsar’s moment proves that the athletes are not giving up. “They will surprise you, inspire and excite you, but most of all they will change you,” shared Craven.
Emotional scenes as Marcia Malsar carries #Paralympic torch, falls, then gets back up and carries on with it, the crowd roaring— Christian Radnedge (@ChristianRad) September 8, 2016