THE PULSE by Patrick Skene

  The King! A magnificent and fitting celebration by Dylan Alcott for his US Open wheelchair victory delivering a historic 'Golden Slam’ & his 15th Grand Slam Singles title. Dylan becomes the first man to achieve this feat, which cements his legacy as an all time

Persistence rewarded! Aussie Madison De Rozario won gold in the 800m wheelchair event having previously won 4 silver medals. As a four year old, Rozario contracted transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder which causes inflammation of the spinal cord. She broke her silver medal streak with the

Unbelievably inspiring! Egypt's Ibrahim Hamadtou plays table tennis without arms, serving & returning the ball with the paddle in his teeth. After losing his arms in a train accident at age 10, the 48 year old took up table tennis "as a challenge." "I was in

“When I die, I want people to know that Abbas Karimi, without arms, he never gave up on his dreams and his goals.” The Afghani Paralympian butterfly swimmer did not win a medal but he won hearts all over the world. He fled the Taliban

Yeah Baby! Contender for the best celebration goes to 19 year old Brazilian Gabriel Geraldo dos Santos Araujo who let loose after winning his first gold in the 200m Freestyle. Gabriel was born with phocomelia, a rare condition that causes shortened limbs. He took up the

"Athletes broke records, athletes won hearts, athletes opened minds - importantly, athletes changed lives". Andrew Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee. The #Tokyo2020 Paralympics was the complete package. Excellence, World Records, Emotion, Determination, Respect, Friendship & Camaraderie. A glimpse of the world at it's best #StrongerTogether. Thank you all of

Incredible! As a final gift to the Japanese people, 66 year old visually impaired marathon runner Mihoko Nishijima crossed the line 8th in a time of 3:29.12! She was completely exhausted & struggling to stay on her feet in the final hundred metres, but the

The powerful interview with British Paralympian swimmer Ellie Robinson that rocked the UK last night. "I've been in agony this year, this is a story of triumph not of defeat. Even though I didn’t win a medal I went out on my terms. I went

  Finding Jack Charlton is a critically acclaimed documentary that explores the history and impact of English World Cup hero Jack Charlton, who in 1986 embarked on a 10-year glorious stint as the Irish national coach. It was a shock to the Irish community to have

Inspiration everywhere at the #Paralympics. Today is a special day for American Matt Stutzman 'The Armless Archer' who opens his quest for gold. Matt was born with no arms and first saw archery on TV in 2010, deciding to take up the sport using only his

Peak Determination! Ethiopian-Dutch Superwoman Sifan Hassan’s historic treble attempt was almost derailed in the first heat of the 1500m when she disastrously fell over with a lap to go, lost 30 metres & improbably clawed back the deficit to win the heat. Many runners would have

Kinda dusty in here! A silent embrace that says so much about sacrifice, overcoming doubts & persistence. In her 4th Olympics trying for an individual medal, Melissa Wu finally transitioned from child prodigy to legend with a brilliant bronze in the 10m diving. Since her Commonwealth Games