[Watch] Former Paralympic Gold Medalist Shows The Spirit Of Game: Finishes Torch Bearing Ceremony After Falling

The Logical Indian

September 9th, 2016 / 4:51 PM

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This is what Paralympics is all about — defying your disabilities and strive to the way of glory. And such an example has been set on the night of the opening ceremony.

Four-time Paralympic medallist Marcia Malsar was carrying the torch during the opening ceremony in Rio on Wednesday. Amidst torrential downpour, the whole Maracana stadium ground was slippery which led her stumble and fall dropping the flame for her hands.


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But she showed a hardcore sportsmanship and stood up with the assistance of the cane she was carrying. A pair of staffers put the torch back in her hand, and she picked herself up and kept on walking.

The audience in the gallery burst out in applause for her feat and supported her orally to keep her moving. A pair of staffers put the torch back in her hand, and she picked herself up and kept on walking.


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Malsar — Brazil’s first-ever Paralympic gold medallist — became a sensation overnight. The Paralympic Games later posted her video with the caption, “What defines us is how well we rise after falling.”

Malsar has won Paralympic gold in 1984 in the 200-m race and later won three more medals. Her stints at the games might have come to an end because of her age, but she continues to inspire millions.


 

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Brazilian Paralympic runner Marcia Malsar falls while carrying the torch as rain falls during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.


2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Brazilian Paralympic runner Marcia Malsar is assisted after falling while carrying the torch as rain falls during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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