02/09/2012

Forgotten Paralympic Stars "Where's Karen Watts"

I'm sure we all agree that each and every one of the Paralympians are stars whether they get to the medals podium or not, one thing that does niggle me though is if you look back through the years you will struggle to find much detail about past Paralympic gold medallists. Compare this to any Olympic medallist, gold or not and you will see a massive difference. Here is an example.

I have been trying to trace details about Karen Watts, who won not only one but two gold medals in Seoul in 1988, Try searching and all you will find is a small mention on the archerygb.org site, and that is a PDF download with no more information than the name, a name mentioned on a medal chart on the Wikipedia. Compared this to any "Olympic" medallist and you will find Wikipedia articles, profiles details of their life, images, news stories etc.

We are constantly being told that the Paralympics is as important as the Olympics, if this is the case then why can we not ensure that the medal winners of today are not forgotten tomorrow!

We have a long way to go before equality truly exists.



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3 comments:

  1. i know her as she is my aunt

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  2. Tell her Robin and Alan from 4X say Hi and remember her well.

    Feel free to mail me @ admin at ableize dot com i'd love to hear how she's doing.

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  3. Okay I will do, will see her at the weekend or the next, I will drop over an email when I do

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