‘Superhumans’ tag plays down the talent and dedication of disabled athletes – The Guardian

Libby Clegg will be hoping to recreate her 100m and 200m golds from Rio 2016 in Doha, just seven months after giving birth by emergency caesarean section. Photograph: Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

Training with the GB wheelchair basketball team, I have been on the receiving end of ridiculous skill that has left me shaking my head in disbelief. Take the outrageous half-court hook shot swished on the buzzer to win a match that would not have looked out of place on a viral trick-shot video with millions of views. The frustrating thing is, however, that the unbelievable talent of my teammates does not go viral, and does not even get the attention from the national media and public that it deserves outside a Paralympic year.

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