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Paralympic medalist Marissa Papaconstantinou on the lessons of adversity and the power of representation

The Tokyo Paralympic Games wrapped up last week, and our Athletics Canada team came away with 8 medals. One of those medals belongs to 21 year old sprinter Marissa Papaconstantinou who won bronze in the T64 100m. Marissa has been a rising star since she was fitted with her first running blade as a pre-teen, and she made her first Paralympic Games at just 16. But a slew of injuries and setbacks led to a rocky few years for this talented young athlete.

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In this episode Marissa shares the lessons she’s learned through adversity, the power of representation, and what comes next for this newly minted Paralympic medalist!