Friday, September 12, 2008

there's something about ..... paralympic

Singapore Laurentia Tan won another bronze in the paralympics. link

Sports Achievement is never going to be easy for them. While this is the so-called Olympics for them, the reward for them is rather paralysed.

For the bronze, Laurentia will get only $25,000. That compares with about $250,000 for a bronze for a normal athelete at the Olympics Games.

Rather disheartening.

For them, the biggest comfort and encouragement is to do things beyond what people perceived they could do. Monetary may not be that important. Nevermind that it takes maybe even more sacrifices and effort to do what they are doing.

But $25000 for a bronze?

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