Not just paralympic athletes: Assunta Legnante

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Assunta wearing the gold medal at the Paralympics in London, 2012

And now we move on to female throwers! We have interviewed Oney Tapia, next up we have Assunta. Assunta Legnante was born in Naples in 1978 and she is a strong willful woman. In 2009, she starts losing her eyesight due to congenital glaucoma, and this threatens her sporting career. In fact, in 2004, despite having obtained the right to … Read More

Not just paralympic athletes: Oney Tapia

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Oney Tapia exulting. On background an italian flag.

After the interview with the speedster Arjola Dedaj, we had the pleasure to have a talk with her teammate Oney Tapia too. Oney Tapia was born in La Habana (Cuba), on February 27, 1976 and now lives in Sotto Monte, in the province of Bergamo. He is an eternal optimist and loves enjoying every good thing in life. He likes … Read More

Not just paralympic athletes: Arjola Dedaj

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Athlete Arjola Dedaj in the foreground

With the Paralympics approaching, we couldn’t let go of the opportunity of interviewing some of the blind athletes taking part to the  games. Today we’ll get to know one of the athletes representing Italy in the athletics team. Arjola Dedaj is a blind paralympic athlete born in Tirana (Albania) in 1981. She’s been visually impaired from birth because of retinitis … Read More

Rio 2016 continues: tonight the Olympic flame will light up the Paralympics

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Olympic Torch with Rio 2016 logo

The countdown has begun! The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games are upon us and we are looking forward to hearing the starting pistol and seeing the 4,350 athletes from 176 countries around the world competing and celebrating the Olympic spirit! This year the program will boast 23 disciplines including, for the first time, para-rowing and paratriathlon. The name Paralympics carries with … Read More

Bone conduction: what it is and its benefits

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Man wearing bone conduction headphones

Sometimes, we have certainties on which we would be happy to bet anything. Who doubts, for example, that humans perceive sounds only thanks to their ears? Probably nobody. In reality, we do not hear only through our outer ear, but also via our skull bones that can communicate to the inner ear, thanks to the phenomenon of bone conduction. This is … Read More