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July 30, 2013

Noosa get bonus point win against Nambour in round 18 of Sunshine Coast Rugby Union

Noosa get bonus point win against Nambour in round 18 of Sunshine Coast Rugby Union

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July 20, 2013
Nambour 12
Noosa 23
Victory Park
Woombye, Queensland
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Victory Park, Woombye, Queensland — Conversions were a rarity on Saturday as Noosa defeated Nambour in a four try to two round 18 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union match in Woombye, Australia. The final margin was eleven points in Noosa’s favour.

Nambour enter the playing arena to play Noosa
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Noosa kick off vs Nambour.JPG Noosa kicked off to the northern end.
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Nambour v Noosa line out 1.JPG Noosa won the first line out.
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Nambour v Noosa line out 2.JPG Nambour were equal to the task, seen here winning a subsequent lineout against Noosa
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Crowd at Nambour.JPG The crowd on the balcony at the Nambour Rugby club
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Noosa try at Nambour.JPG Noosa scored four tries against Nambour at Woombye, earning a bonus point in the process.
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Nambour playing Noosa in front of the Nambour clubhouse.
Video: Patrick Gillett.

Video: Patrick Gillett.

Cars at Nambour rugby 2.JPG Cars at the Nambour rugby ground
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Nambour rugby panarama.JPG A panorama of play
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Nambour defence vs. Noosa.JPG Nambours defense held out Noosa for significant periods of time
Image: Patrick Gillett.



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July 26, 2013

Ninth World Games open in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

Ninth World Games open in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

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The ninth edition of the World Games opened last night in Cali, Colombia’s Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero. At least 4,000 athletes from all over the globe are scheduled to take part in this year’s edition, which occurs every four years. About 40,000 people attended the opening ceremony. The event started around 8:10 PM Colombian local time with the parade of nations. The first delegation to enter was Afghanistan, followed by Germany. The last delegation in the parade was the local one, Colombia, which was also the most cheered. The country has the largest delegation in the competition, with France having the second largest.

The ceremony was attended by the Presidents of International World Games Association and International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge and Ron Froelich, and the Vice-President of Colombia, Angelino Garzón. When Garzón apologized for President Juan Manuel Santos not being there, the public exploded in whistles of disapproval.

The opening ceremeony finished with a spectacle of dance and fireworks.

The delegation parade.
Image: Juan Sebastian Quintero Santacruz.

Germany.
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Austria.
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Italy.
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Japan.
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Israel.
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France.
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USA.
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Yellow balloons symbolizing the yellow butterflies in Hundred Years of Solitude.
Image: Juan Sebastian Quintero Santacruz.

Dancing spectacle.
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Dancing spectacle.
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Fireworks.
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July 25, 2013

Wikinews interviews Australian Paralympic assistant coach David Gould

Wikinews interviews Australian Paralympic assistant coach David Gould

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2000 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of David Gould. He has not changed a bit since then.
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Wikinews caught up with Australian wheelchair basketball coach David Gould in Canberra, where the Australia women’s national wheelchair basketball team — the Gliders — were having a training camp.

Gould told Wikinews he retired from playing after the 2002 World Championships. He said he began coaching able bodied basketball at schools and clubs in South Australia. He was awarded a scholarship by Basketball Australia and the Australian Sports Commission, and became assistant coach of the Under 23 Men’s team in November 2011. He is now national wheelchair skills coach, assistant coach of the men’s and women’s national teams, and coach of the Under 23 Men’s and Under 25 Women’s teams.

He noted the Gliders have another training camp coming up in Brisbane in August. This is to be an open development camp any player can attend. Twelve players are to be selected for the Asia Oceania Zone (AOZ) Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Bangkok in November. The top three teams then qualify for the World Championships, to be held in Canada next year.

He is acutely aware the Gliders have never won a World Championship or a Paralympics. But he has won a gold medal, with the men’s team, the Rollers, in Atlanta in 1996. “We went on a tour of the United States beforehand”, he recalled. Facing the United States in the United States was daunting. There was a huge crowd. So how did they do it? “We had confidence in ourselves, and stuck to our plan,” he recalled.

This, he said, is what he and Glider’s head coach Tom Kyle are trying to teach the Gliders. To believe in the process. They take them out of their comfort zone, show them the right techniques, the right way to do things. The idea is to get the principles right.

Gould told Wikinews they have to look not just to the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio in 2016, but further ahead to 2020. They have to recruit new players and develop them. He said he took a Gliders team to the Osaka Cup with only four members of the 2012 team, in order to give members of the development team experience with international competition. He set up a mentor system whereby the six newcomers were each paired with one of the old hands.

Wikinews was shown how the games are videoed and critiqued by the coaches. Special software allows the videos to be edited. Effects such as circling players can be added, along with captions and audio from the coaches. The edited video can then be downloaded by the players. Gould said there is a weekly video conference with the players.

He considered video of other teams is an important training tool. He noted the Gliders had to play Brazil in the first match of the Paralympics in London, which was very tough, because so little was known about them. As it turned out, Brazil has a great program, and he thinks it could be a contender in front of a home crowd in Rio in 2016.

Wikinews noted one of the Gliders, Amber Merritt, had her arm in a sling. Gould said her arm had been scanned, and the doctors will make their evaluation. Like most elite athletes, he knows about injury first hand. He told Wikinews he had injured his shoulder during the 2000 Olympics, and had to have it operated on afterwards. He said he did not want players playing injured, and sometimes it was better just to lose a week if you have the flu. He expected his players to be honest and up front with themselves, their coaches and their team. “We need everyone on the same page”, he told Wikinews.

Gould told Wikinews the Asia Oceania Zone championships will feature Australia, Japan, China, Thailand, South Korea, and perhaps Hong Kong. The venue in Bangkok is well known to him, as the U23 Men’s team have already played there. His plan is to arrive early, to allow the players to acclimatise to the high humidity and the food. Some of the U23 men got sick. He does not expect difficulty qualifying, but it is “one of the I’s that have to be dotted and T’s that have to be crossed.”

He said Australians intend to apply full pressure, but one of their objectives is also to help the competition. One of the problems in Australia is that it takes a long time to go anywhere, he told Wikinews. By building up the teams in the Asia Oceania Zone, he hopes Australian teams will not have to travel so much or so far to meet first class competition.



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July 22, 2013

Chris Froome wins Tour de France

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The British cyclist Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France yesterday following the conclusion of the final stage in Paris. The final stage of the Tour was won by Marcel Kittel from Germany. Froome’s total time for the 3,400 km (2,112 miles) tour was 83 hours, 56 minutes and 40 seconds, four minutes and twenty seconds faster than the runner-up, Nairo Quintana from Colombia.

Quintana edged out Froome by eleven points to take the King of the Mountains jersey while Peter Sagan took the green points jersey. 169 riders completed the twenty-stage tour at Paris’ Champs Élysées.

Last year, Froome came second to Sir Bradley Wiggins who did not participate this year following injuries. Froome’s victory speech was dedicated to his mother Jane, who died in 2008 from cancer: “Without her encouragement to follow my dreams, I’d probably be at home watching this event on TV. It’s a great shame she never got to come see the Tour, but I’m sure she’d be extremely proud if she were here tonight.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted congratulations to the 28-year-old Froome: “A brilliant win by Chris Froome. After two British winners it’s only right the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire next year”.



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July 21, 2013

Noosa defeat Caloundra in Sunshine Coast Rugby Union round seventeen

Noosa defeat Caloundra in Sunshine Coast Rugby Union round seventeen

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

July 20, 2013
Noosa 41
Caloundra 21
Lighthouse Park
Caloundra, Queensland
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Dolphin Oval, Sunshine Beach, Queensland — Noosa defeated Caloundra by 20 points in their A-Grade rugby union match on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. Elsewhere in the competition, Nambour hosted Fraser Coast and Caboolture hosted University. Play commenced at 3:15pm with the hosts running to the northern end.

Noosa home game v Caloundra.JPG Noosa played a home game against Caloundra
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Caloundra try at Noosa.JPG Caloundra opened the scoring with a try.
“Our first 20 minutes was near perfect,” said Caloundra coach Brad Tronc.
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Caloundra kicked three penalty goals thereafter to take the score to 14-0 in their favour.
Video: Patrick Gillett.

Referee talks to touch judge.JPG The touch judge on the western side of the field gave information to the referee that had a player from both teams sent off
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Caloundra replacement.JPG Caloundra had to bring on a replacement front row forward to account for a sending off
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Noosa Try vs Caloundra.JPG Noosa scored two tries in the opening half to go into half time with the score 14 points each.
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Video: Patrick Gillett.

Noosa Crowd.JPG The crowd at the match witnessed Noosa score 27 points after half time.
“Noosa is a quality side that you have to compete with for 80 minutes,” Tronc noted.
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Caloundra player injured.JPG Caloundra captain Dan McKenzie vomited blood.
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Nineteenth Maccabiah Games open in Jerusalem

Nineteenth Maccabiah Games open in Jerusalem

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Sunday, July 21, 2013 The nineteenth edition of the Maccabiah Games, one of the largest sporting events in the world, was inaugurated Thursday in Jerusalem‘s Teddy Kollek Stadium. Jewish athletes from all over the globe take part in this event every four years. US gold Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman lit the Maccabi cauldron.

The ceremony was attended by the President of Israel, Shimon Peres, along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem’s mayor, Nir Barkat. This year, over 40 sports are scheduled to be contested by more than 70 countries.

The last time the Maccabiah Games were inaugurated in Jerusalem was in 2001. The opening of the event was done at the Teddy Kollek Stadium.
Image: Maor Melul.

Ballons representing the more than 70 participant countries in the Maccabiah Games.
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The Venezuelan delegation at the Maccabiah Games.
Image: Maor X.

The official languages of the Maccabiah Games are Hebrew, English and Spanish; this can be noticed during the introduction of the Latvian delegation.
Image: Maor Melul.

Morocco returned to the Maccabiah after an absence of several years.
Image: Maor Melul.

The flag of the World Maccabi Movement.
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The largest delegation present at the Maccabiah Games 2013 is the one from the United States of America.
Image: Maor Melul.

The flag of Israel being carried by jewish olympic medalists.
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The Maccabiah Games is one of the largest sports events in the world, commonly called “the Jewish Olympics”.
Image: Maor Melul.

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US gymnast Aly Raisman lighting the Maccabi cauldron.
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Part of the light show at the inauguration of the Maccabiah Games 2013; an israeli flag made of light beams waves over Teddy Kollek Stadium.
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July 19, 2013

Wikinews interviews Spanish Paralympic track and field athlete David Casinos

Wikinews interviews Spanish Paralympic track and field athlete David Casinos

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David Casinos at the airport in Madrid before departing for France
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With the IPC Athletics World Championships scheduled to start Friday (today), Wikinews interviewed Spanish athlete David Casinos at Madrid–Barajas Airport Monday before he departed for Lyon, France.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png Hello I’m interviewing David Casinos, Spain’s most famous track and field athlete in Paralympic sport, for Wikinews. So you’re competing at the IPC World Championships are going to win a whole lot of medals? Which medals are you going to win?

David Casinos :Well, I’d like above all to perform well, because it would mean I’d be closer to the medals. I’m humble in that sense.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png As somebody who’s been competing a long time in track and field, how has stuff changed form when you first started out to now?

David Casinos: The biggest change I’ve seen has been with regards to media, communication, but above all the Plan ADO Paralympic. The professionalization of Plan ADO, becoming professional sportspeople. Spanish Paralympic sports is now more known to the media and in the world.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Have there been more opportunities for sponsorship as your Paralympics profile has grown?

David Casinos: Yes!

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Would you like to promote a few of them?

David Casinos: I’ve got several sponsors, one of them is Toro Loco, an energy drink, there’s also Diputación de Valencia, Fundación Trinidad Alfonso, from Juan Roig, Mercadona, Moncada which is my townhall, Valencia Terra i Mar… I may be forgetting one of them now. I’ve got several.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png In London one of the Australians said that it was time for athletics in the Paralympics to be able to become more professional and get shoe sponsorship. Do you know if any of the Spanish ones are covering shoe logos if they don’t have sponsorship? [Editor’s note: here the translator asked a different question in Spanish, about whether shoe brands were helping athletes.]((es))

David Casinos: No. This does not happen.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Is this going to be an issue? I mean is Spain at the level where it can become an issue?

David Casinos: I for example have a big sponsor, Italian Macron Sports, which also sponsors the Italian and Spanish Leagues of soccer. So I don’t have that problem. I feel very supported.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Okay. So, you’re a visual-impaired athlete, and do you run with a guide?

David Casinos: I don’t run with one, but I do need a guide to do series, jump, to do everything I need to do in training to throw very far.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png How helpful are guides in terms of how much they potentially impact outcomes, do you think?

David Casinos: For me the guide is a basic component of my daily work. When competing, they simply help you to get in and out of the field, and you do the rest, but in a daily basis what I call the backstage, the guide helps you with the weights, jumps, positions. There’s more work even, behind the competition scenes.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Spain has a long history of blind sports, compared to other countries. Do you have an explanation as to why there are so many blind athletes?

David Casinos: Well, above all we have ONCE, the organization greatly responsible for disabled people having available a series of options, including sports. And in that respect ONCE has been very pioneering. Absolutely pioneering. And that’s good. What’s happening now is that other countries are discovering their Paralympians.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Is there anything you think an international audience should know about you or the Paralympic movement in Spain?

David Casinos: I’m just another sportsperson who fights for his dream, which is sports, to surpass myself, day after day, after having a great challenge which was losing my sight. And that is the message I like to transmit to people through coaching.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Okay. ¡Muchas gracias!

David Casinos: Okay!



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July 18, 2013

Wikinews interviews Spanish Paralympic track and field athlete Elena Congost Mohedano

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Elena Congost Mohedano at the airport in Madrid before departing for France
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With the IPC Athletics World Championships scheduled to start this Friday, Wikinews interviewed Spanish T12 classified long distance runner Elena Congost Mohedano at Madrid–Barajas Airport Monday before he departed for Lyon, France. Congost is scheduled to compete in the T12 1500 meters.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png Hello, I’m interviewing Elena Congost Mohedano who is a Spanish Paralympic athlete who won a silver in London and is going to Lyon to compete in the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships. Having won a medal in London are you going to get another one in this one?

Elena Congost Mohedano : Yes! I train all year to go to win a medal.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Which medal?

Elena Congost Mohedano: Gold! (laughs)

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Which event?

Elena Congost Mohedano: In 1500m.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png So you’re a long distance runner. And you don’t train/run with a guide because you’re, what, T-13?

Elena Congost Mohedano: I’m T-12.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Ah. So you have a degenerative eye disease, so your vision is getting worse? ((es))

Elena Congost Mohedano: Yes.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you expect it to get much worse over your continued history competing?

Elena Congost Mohedano: Now it’s stalled, but next year it’s possible.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you plan to stick since you’ve been competing since 2002, right…?

Elena Congost Mohedano: Yes, [Unintelligible].

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you plan to continue running until 2020 if Madrid gets the Games?

Elena Congost Mohedano: I don’t know. (laughs) First 2016 in Rio, and then… I don’t know.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png There’s so few women competing for Spain. Is that an additional challenge as an athlete in this country?

Elena Congost Mohedano: No… In this country there are more girls in 100m, 200m and long jump. More people. In middle distance no. Two, three, four girls only.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Why do you think there’s so few women on the Spanish team? It’s like 27 total Spanish competing, and there’s like [three] women?

Elena Congost Mohedano: I don’t know… The level is high internationally, but in Spain… no more level.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Someone with a visual impairement, there’s a lot of sports you could do?

Elena Congost Mohedano: The people now are very lazy. (laughs) No one runs. (laughs)

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png With so many sporting opportunities for people with vision impairments in Spain, why did you choose track and field?

Elena Congost Mohedano: When I was young, my dream was to become an athlete. I saw them in tv, in races, and I told my parents “my wish is to win a gold medal in the Olympics!”

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Is there any particular athlete you remember from when you were young being particularly inspiring?

Elena Congost Mohedano: No.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Spain has these really distinctive uniforms. The colors… Do people ever comment to you about them? Because in the US they were like, “your uniforms look like McDonald’s!”((es))

Elena Congost Mohedano: (laughs) In London, everyone said they were not good… They said we looked like clowns. But this one now is…redder. Better.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png As somebody who’s been competing for more than ten years, has there been a big change in the Paralympic movement from your perspective?

Elena Congost Mohedano: Yes! Every year the level is higher. In the Paralympics, every four years I increase my performance level.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you think that the increased competition has made you a better athlete?

Elena Congost Mohedano: Yes! Yes.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Thank you very much!

Elena Congost Mohedano: Okay!



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July 17, 2013

Wikinews interviews Spanish Paralympic track and field athlete Alberto Suárez Laso

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Alberto Suárez Laso at the airport in Madrid before departing for France
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With the IPC Athletics World Championships scheduled to start this Friday, Wikinews interviewed Spanish T12 classified long distance runner Alberto Suárez Laso at Madrid–Barajas Airport Monday before he departed for Lyon, France. Suárez is scheduled to compete in two events, the T12 5,000 meters and marathon events.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png Hi this is Laura Hale. I’m interviewing Alberto Suárez, who is a visually-impaired runner competing for Spain in the IPC World Championships. What events are you doing?((es))

Alberto Suárez Laso : Marathon and 5000m.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png You have a World Record? Are you going to smash it and give Spain a gold medal?((es))

Alberto Suárez Laso: This time it’s a bit complicated because I’m going a bit injured.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Ah. You finished second in London [the 2012 Summer Paralympics?((es))

Alberto Suárez Laso : I finished first.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png The injury has impacted you training?((es))

Alberto Suárez Laso : For the last three weeks I’ve been doing gym and walking machine only. I have pain in my Achilles tendon.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png So, as someone who writes from an international perspective, do you think Spain’s got all that stuff to help you properly? The medical support, stuff to help you recuperate and be a great runner?

Alberto Suárez Laso : I hope so. We’re there, they’ve been treating me very well and I hope to be able to run without pain, which is the most important thing. I’ve got the training, but I need to remove that pain.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you run with a guide?

Alberto Suárez Laso : No.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Okay, so are you T-13?

Alberto Suárez Laso : T-12.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Oh. So it’s optional for a guy at T-12?

Translator : He could, but he’s not too badly impaired. He can run by himself.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png So is your preference to run without a guide?

Alberto Suárez Laso : It’s complicated because of the pace I run at. I would require several guides, and it’s hard to find them.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do most of your competitors run with guides?

Alberto Suárez Laso : Not among the first ones. Well, there are a couple that do run with guides, but the rest don’t.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Is there anything you would like to say about this competition coming up that people from an international sporting community would find valuable to know?

Alberto Suárez Laso : Mm, I don’t know what to say!

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Okay. Thank you very much!((es))

Alberto Suárez Laso : You’re welcome!((es))



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July 16, 2013

Wikinews interviews Spanish Paralympic track and field athlete Gustavo Nieves Campello

Wikinews interviews Spanish Paralympic track and field athlete Gustavo Nieves Campello

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Laura Hale interviews Gustavo Nieves Campello for Wikinews

Gustavo Nieves Campello at the airport in Madrid before departing for France
Image: Laura Hale.

With the IPC Athletics World Championships scheduled to start this Friday, Wikinews interviewed Spanish T12 classified long distance runner Gustavo Nieves Campello at Madrid–Barajas Airport yesterday before he departed for Lyon, France. Nieves is scheduled to compete in two events, the T12 5,000 and 10,000 meter events.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png Hello this is Laura Hale, I’m interviewing Gustavo Nieves Campello for English Wikinews. You’re competing at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon. What events?

Gustavo Nieves Campello : 5000m and 10000m.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png And are you one of Spain’s medal favorites?

Gustavo Nieves Campello : Not…really. Bronze medal, maybe. It’s difficult. The African runners are very good.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you think coming from Spain and competing in Europe you have an advantage over the Africans who have to travel more?((es))

Gustavo Nieves Campello : No, I don’t think I am a favorite.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Who else are you competing with? Are there any Australians or New Zealanders you have to beat to have to come longer?((es))

Gustavo Nieves Campello : No, there are no Australians in the event.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png You’re vision-impaired? Do you run with a guide?

Gustavo Nieves Campello : Yes, and no.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png So how bad is your vision in terms of impacting your running compared to people who’ve got full sight?((es))

Gustavo Nieves Campello : Blurry vision and tunnel vision.((es))

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png You lost your sight at 17? Really suddenly? You did Athletics before?((es))

Gustavo Nieves Campello : Yes, at 17. Before I played football.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Oh, that’s right, you considered becoming a pro football player. And you never considered five-a-side football?

Gustavo Nieves Campello : No, no. I began to run and here I am.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Thank you very much!

Gustavo Nieves Campello : Thank you.



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