Torch relay ‘Unity Walk’ a symbol of solidarity for Lakad Para Atleta 2019

A Para Athlete is a sports person with disability and comes from the etymology ‘Para’ meaning parallel. For sports events such as the Olympics, there will be Paralympics; for Asian Games, there will be Asian Para Games and so on. Thus, making the Para athlete the equivalent of an able-bodied one. According to Multi-titled ParaAthlete Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong Ancheta “I’ve had my share of experiences on constantly being overlooked and not having the support needed. The message ParaAthletes like me receive today lifts up our confidence, self-esteem and gives us the courage to go on.” #OlympicDay #LakadParaAtleta