Tokyo 2020 – Gabriel Araújo “Never quit your dreams”

Gabriel Araujo Thomas Lovelock-OIS

Tokyo 2020 – Gabriel Araújo “Never quit your dreams”

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 sport in 2015 and says: “Swimming is the best thing that has happened to me. It changed my life completely.”

Unable to use his arms, Gabriel starts the race by releasing a towel clenched between his teeth and his celebrations have entertained fans across the world.

His motto: “Never quit your dreams.”

Tell the world Gabriel!

#Paralympics #Tokyo2020

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Image source: Paralympics Tokyo 2020 – Brazilian Paralympic athlete – Gabriel Araujo – Thomas Lovelock OIS


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Patrick Skene is a founder and Chief Creative Officer of Cultural Pulse. Patrick works with over 100 communities and creates compelling content for clients to engage with them. He is a storyteller, marketer, writer and author of ‘The Big O, The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina‘ which has gone into reprint. His stories on the intersection of sport, history and culture have been published by The Guardian Australia, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and Inside Sport. He is currently the proud coach of the Rockdale Raiders Under 8B1’s football team.