Paralytic Title-Holder Makes an Appeal to Stop Bullying

A British Paralympic champion, Tanni Grey-Thompson, is pleading for an improvement on the care for the British athletes.

The baroness stresses on the betterment of both Britain’s paralympic and olympic sports.

Tanni has received 11 gold medals to date for her wheel chair racing competitions.

Disabled swimmers in Britain seem to face one of the latest bullying issues in the country. There is an on-going investigation about this claim of bullying for potential paralytic athletes.

Grey-Thompson said in a BBC debate on March 24 that the paralytic athletes like her should be able to prove their worth by winning medals with a responsibility of caring for it. She rather stresses the importance of a purposeful win through this.

As for the baroness, the real essence of being part of elite sports is about bringing the best out of the talents and athletes without having any of them broken or injured at the end of a game.

Her message does not just speak about a particular sport nor does it refer to a particular athlete, rather, it was about the foundation of a sport and how it should be like as the years would go by.

A British track cyclist champion, Wendy Houvenaghel, is the latest top cyclist to stand up against the criticism of the British Cycling World Class program.

Wendy emphasized that the approach of winning medals at all cost cultivated a fear culture inside the organization that had  no regard to her welfare as an athlete and also accused it of ageism.

On Thursday, Dan Roan, a BBC Sports Editor, came up with an exclusive report on the investigation of a swimming coach. There were several complaints from Paralympians regarding the said coach.

In Britain, swimming is the most successful event in the Rio Paralympics. The team from Britain was able to take home a total 47 medals in which 16 were gold. The team was also able to create 8 world records too.

Another speaker of the Friday BBC debate with the chief executive of the UK Sport, is Liz Nicholl. She said that the testimonies of the athletes are indeed wake-up calls in the world of sports.

Nicholl also added to her debate that as a team and as people, non-athletes should also be aware about the responsibility of assisting the athletes in achieving their goals or with anything that they aspire to be.

She believes that everything can and will always be better through the years. The team is looking forward for the athletes to be in their best for the upcoming 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

The UK Sport is actually helping fund the organization for both the Olympic and the Paralytic sports and athletes in Britain.

Nicholls was questioning during her debate whether or not the assisted funding has a relevant link with medal targets on an athlete’s welfare. To her, success should be rewarded, thus, the organization should invest on the potential athletes more.

Helen Richardson-Walsh, an Olympic hockey gold medalist, said that she has seen huge changes with regards to the welfare of an athlete more than just the career itself.