A Paralympic Hand-Cyclist Wins Gold Just Before the Anniversary of His Tragic Accident

Alex Zanardi had been a successful racing driver for over 10 years when he suffered a tragic crash that resulted in the amputation of both his legs. After fully recovering, Alex returned to the wheel and was able to continue racing with the help of prosthetic legs and a hand-operated brake. Around the same time,…

Despite Losing His Arms, This Paralympian Is a Master Table Tennis Player

Ibrahim Hamadtou was a child when he tragically lost both his arms in a train accident in Damietta, Egypt. Now 43, he’s an inspiration to many as an incredible table tennis player who just made his debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. After attempting to play table tennis with a paddle…

These 4 Paralympians Finished the 1500-Meter Race Faster Than Any Olympians

At the 2016 Olympics this Summer, the United States’ Matthew Centrowitz Jr. completed the men’s 1500-meter race in an incredible 3:50. Meanwhile, at the 2016 Paralympics, Algerian runner Abdellatif Baka just finished the same exact race – except for the visually impaired – in a whopping 3:48.29. While Abdellatif’s achievement is astounding all on its…

The Paralympics Torchbearer's Spirit Will Be the Most Uplifting Thing You See Today

While we anticipated being inspired by the incredible adaptive athletes of the Paralympics, we didn’t quite expect to feel this much inspiration within the first few moments of the opening ceremony. Related Stories:How an Amputee Found Strength and an Olympic Future With CrossFit The Paralympic champion Marcia Malsar carried the torch through the rain at…

Miss Your Favorite Olympians? No Worries – They're All on the VMAs Red Carpet

Like witnessing teachers outside of school, it’s admittedly a little confusing to see Olympians outside of, well, the Olympics. Just a week after the end of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, many American athletes arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden to prove that they can still shine…

These Were the 5 Most-Talked About Moments of the Olympics

The Olympics were full of broken records, heartwarming moments, and inspiration. From Michael Phelps breaking a 2,000-year-old record to Usain Bolt’s unforgettable finish-line smile, the Olympics were also inspirational Instagram material. According to the social network’s own statistics, these were the top five moments from the Games that users interacted with most. If you’re looking…

These Tiny Olympic Gymnasts Love Taking Pictures With Supertall Athletes

For gymnasts, being short is totally an advantage. These powerfully petite young women catapult their bodies into the air for tucks, turns, tumbles, and twists, so any excess height might inhibit their ability to get the rotations and height they need to get the gold. Related Stories:Meet Team USA’s Rockstar Women’s Gymnastics Squad As such,…

This Is What Gabby Douglas Wants to Say to the Internet

Image Source: Getty / Laurence Griffiths / Staff Gabby Douglas has been training for years to prepare for her second Olympics, but nothing really could prepare her for the internet trolls who came after the gold medalist for everything from her hair to her hand placement during the national anthem. Related Stories:Gabby Douglas Is More…