Paralympics has always brought forward individuals who are capable of achieving and doing the impossible. As they compete in big tournaments and go about making the most of it, they tend to be the biggest stars that one needs to look out for. So to help you explore the same, we have put together a list of the best Paralympic athletes that you need to keep an eye out for.
Rob Davies was once a professional rugby player for Brecon who broke his neck playing the sport. While at first it was thought that he would be paralyzed from the neck down, he kept on recovering through time. As a result, Davies felt the need to get back and have a sport in his life. Thanks to that, he chose table tennis and went on to play the game in the right manner. As a result of his excellent training and massive talent, he went on to win the Men’s singles class 1 table tennis gold medal at Rio in 2016 and another gold at the 2019 ITTF European Para Table Tennis Championships.
Standing at the top of the game for a long period of time is not an easy job to see through and accomplish. However, for Natalia Partyka, everything seems to be a cakewalk. The Polish table tennis expert has been going at it for over 20 years and continues to dominate each time she gets ready for another round. Due to that, the 31-year old is an eight-time Paralympic Games medallist who is also the youngest Paralympian in history. As a result, you need to watch out for Natalia Partyka.
A dual able-bodied and para-athlete, Melissa Tapper tends to be a part of every list that talks about the best in the world of sports. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Tapper took home the gold medal and has contested for both Paralympic Games and Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. Since she is currently looking for a Paralympic medal, you can expect her to shine in the Paralympic Games that are going to be held in 2021.
Viktor Didukh is no stranger to the world of table tennis since he has secured a gold medal on his very first outing at the Paralympic Games in Rio. Although he began his career on the able-bodied circuit, he made the switch after losing his leg to cancer. Regardless, Didukh has found his way back to the top and is going at it in full swing. Due to that, like Melissa Tapper, one can also expect Viktor Didukh to make matters his own at the Paralympic Games 2021.