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Wimbledon & Australian Open Champion Gordon Reid shared his view from center court as he got into the Quarter Finals playing Wheelchair Tennis Men's Doubles with Alfie Hewett at the 2016 Rio Paralympics:


The pair won the Wimbledon Wheelchair Men's Doubles earlier this summer:



...so they are used to kicking ass and taking names.



Go get 'em boys!


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In a pretty-much universally offensive Photoshop FAIL, Vogue Brazil decided to superimpose disabilities on their own able-bodied models in a promotion for the Paralymics instead of using ACTUAL Paralympians.



The Paralympians were okay with it...



...but we're still not. We'd rather see more barrier-breaking pics of these AMAZING athletes:




Read more about it here.


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The Summer Games are just months away, and the top goalball athletes are in full beast mode.

Wait -- goalball?

Originally created to rehabilitate World War II veterans, goalball is a fast-paced, high-impact Paralympic sport for the visually impaired in which competitors must rely on sound and touch to win.

A new documentary, the aptly named Shot in the Dark, captures the down-and-dirty as U.S. athletes train for nationals. Don't miss the trailer -- it's equal parts captivating and moving.

[thanks, jocelyn!]

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