23/08/2021

Introducing 'Spotlight On...'

Tokyo 2020

It’s a Paralympic summer but don’t just watch the sports - try them!  

Over the next fortnight, Parasport's Spotlight On… series will offer a glimpse into the world of a Paralympic sport – the thoughts, feelings, emotions and behind the scenes details that may be hidden to the outside world.

We'll be chatting to athletes from grassroots to Paralympic level to discover the fascinating stories behind their journeys into the sport, how being active has benefited them and why they think you should get involved!

The opening ceremony for this year's Paralympic Games took place on Tuesday and we'll be shining a light on at least one different sport during every day of the action.

The Paralympic Games is an inspiring voyage of discovery and we can't wait to hear your stories of getting stuck in to the various sports you'll be soaking up in the coming weeks.

So whether you're buzzing for Boccia, stoked for Sitting Volleyball or pumped for Powerlifting, make sure you keep across our channels to find out more - all the stories will be added to this page as the Games progresses.

So without further ado, let the Games begin!

The first story of the series featured Sydney 2000 Paralympian Anna Jackson talking all things wheelchair basketball

In our second piece, Tokyo 2020 silver medalist Fin Graham gave us the lowdown on cycling

Next up, two members of the GB development squad, Kieran Flynn and Gemma Lumsdaine, discuss their love of wheelchair rugby

British record holder Liam McGarry talks about his passion for powerlifting

Swimming sensation Roan Brennan delves into his Paralympic dreams and tells us why the sport is such a positive one to be involved in

Para Equestrian coach India Collins-Davies on her mission to encourage more people into the sport

Mike Jones, 60, on his inspirational para triathlon and Ironman adventures

Paralympics GB's judo head coach Ian Johns on the joy of embracing yourself in the modern martial art

Steve Bloyce talks through the fundamentals of getting involved in rowing

Three young wheelchair tennis stars, Abbie Breakwell, Ben Bartram and Ruben Harris, discuss their love of the sport

England blind football star Owen Bainbridge on how the sport helps improve motor senses on and off the field

Archery GB Club Ambassador Helen Sharpe reflects on the difference the sport has made to her and her family in recent years

Boccia coach Lauren Kianchehr tells us all about the sport and why she loves the game

Isaak Dalglish on the high-octane joys of badminton, which is making its Paralympic debut this summer

Kelsey Trevett discusses the importance of teamwork and the 'real sense of community' in goalball

Para-canoeist Laura Sugar - a former international hockey player and athlete - on the adrenaline of the high-octane watersport

Jeannette Adu-Bobie talks through a sitting volleyball journey which has seen her make friends across the world

Athlete Fabienne Andre discusses her path from grassroots to Paralympics

51-year-old blind Royal Navy veteran Steve Birkin on taking to taekwondo 'like a duck to water'

Young wheelchair fencer Abigail Marshall reflects on how a desire to 'try something different' helped her discover her new favourite sport

Katie Goodwin on how para dance has helped her express herself and showcase her creativity

Paris 2024 hopeful Lee York on how para table tennis restored his love of sport after an accident at work