Inspirational video from Paralympics Ireland
Paralympics Ireland have released an inspiring video about the pride and honour felt by athletes representing Ireland.
More Than Sport is a campaign to raise donations to help support Irish athletes who are training to get to the Paralympics in Brazil.
The video shows numerous sportspeople training hard and pushing themselves to the limit. It also features proud moments from the last Paralympic Games.
The narration is inspiring with a moving speech about what it means to be an athlete: “It’s not just about coming first, or the medals. Or hearing ten thousand people singing our national anthem because of you.
“It’s about the look in people’s eyes that says ‘You’re a champion’.
“Now is the time to stand tall and be proud. You’re not less, you never were, you’re more.”
There are more than 50 Irish athletes still hoping to qualify to compete in the Paralympic Games this summer in Rio.
At the last Games in London 2012, Ireland won an impressive 16 medals overall, including eight golds.
Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop both won two gold medals and will once again be the leading lights of the Irish team.
Take a look at the inspirational video below, and to find out more about the Irish team visit www.paralympics.ie/.