Courageous Paralympian

Théo Curin races in the Men’s 200m Freestyle S5 Final on Day Two of the London 2019 World Para-swimming Championships where he claimed a bronze medal. His immediate focus now is on qualifying for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

Theo contracted meningococcal meningitis at age six. To save his life, doctors had to amputate the ends of his four limbs. At the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio, he was the youngest member of the French delegation. This year, Curin started work as a commentator on a show called “Magazine de la santé” [Health Magazine]. On the show, Theo discusses the power of sport to overcome life’s challenges. He remains optimistic. “Disability is not a barrier or obstacle in life. I hope to inspire all kinds of young people to do sport and why not also to overcome disability?”, he said.

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