Road to Paralympics: WSF Para-Snowboard World Cup - (GETTING READY)

Orcieres 1850 WSF Para-Snowboard World Championships 2012. WSF Para-Snowboard World Cup circuit 2012 season for Urko Egea (Free2move.org and SALTO Systems Rider). Para-Snowboarders from around the globe will continue with Urko their race for Gold at the next scheduled WSF Para-Snowboard World Cups scheduled to take place at italy and Canada.
 

"I just ride and if something goes wrong ... especially on this course, I can't get frustrated," said Urko from Orcieres 1850 "I just need today to keep riding and try to smoothen everything out because anything can happen. I'm just glad to be here representing free2move.org movement and thanks to SALTO Systems."
 

"It always feels great to be back on the World Championship," Urko Egea (free2move.org & SALTO Systems rider) said. "Last year, I went to the Canada and made some mistakes, I was new!"

 

Free2move.org: Spirit in motion Mikel Garmendia - Paratriathlete (Episode 5)

Triathlon is a tough, exciting and dynamic sport in which athletes both able bodied and disabled compete, side-by-side, at both the national and international levels. In its sub-disciplines of swimming, running and cycling it includes three of the most prolific and recognisable medal sports in the history of the Olympic Games.

And within this discipline, paratriathlon has the potential to be the fastest growing sport in the Paralympic Movement, and many of the paralympic athletes who take part are becoming inspirational role models for young people all over the world. Mikel Garmendia is one of them.

In this video Mikel relates how following his accident he rediscovered his competitive spirit, his will to win by first taking up skiing and then wheelchair basketball before, finally, taking up the long hard path to become a paratriathlete. He is proof that the impossible can become possible if you want it enough. Inspiration, training and a desire to achieve can overcome almost any obstacle -- just look at Mikel!

Free2move.org: The third half (Episode 4)

SALTO Systems new social initiative free2move.org is designed to let people with access problems speak about and share their experiences.

A variety of projects have been implemented through saltosocial.org, the latest of which is a new initiative called free2move.org. In 2011 SALTO wants to continue working with, support and encourage all those with problems related to mobility and physical disability, especially those within the world of 'adapted sports'.

Free2move.org: Snowboarding Back (Episode 3) Making disabled Snow Sports happen.

Athletes with disabilities have found success in many winter sports, including downhill skiing, Nordic skiing and hockey. Now, kids and adults with disabilities are also experiencing the joys of snowboarding. Urko Egea, believes that "snowboarding is a live experience for disabled people. Snowboarding feeds the freedom on the mountains".

For 2011, SALTO Systems and Urko want to continue working within the world of accessibility and with all those who have difficulties and problems related to mobility. This new project is aimed at everyone involved or interested in adapted winter sport as well as other people with disabilities.

Free2move.org: Battling her way back (Episode 2)

SALTO Systems new social initiative free2move.org is designed to let people with access problems speak about and share their experiences.

A variety of projects have been implemented through saltosocial.org, the latest of which is a new initiative called free2move.org. In 2011 SALTO wants to continue working with, support and encourage all those with problems related to mobility and physical disability, especially those within the world of 'adapted sports'.

This project first began in 2005 when the FGDA (Handicapped Sports Basque Federation) was starting to look at making a wider choice of sports available to its members. The aim was to provide more opportunities to people who wanted to take part in team sports such as basketball. The FGDA then proposed to Club Bera Bera the creation of a new section, the Handicapped Sports section.

Free2move.org: SALTO Bera-Bera round-up of today's other stories in a basketball team (Episode I)

This project first began in 2005 when the FGDA (Handicapped Sports Basque Federation) was starting to look at making a wider choice of sports available to its members. The aim was to provide more opportunities to people who wanted to take part in team sports such as basketball. The FGDA then proposed to Club Bera Bera the creation of a new section, the Handicapped Sports section.

With help from the provincial council and from the Kutxa foundation, the first playing chairs were bought. In September 2005 the team started to train with the first 12 players, who were soon joined by two trainers, a delegate, a coach and a group manager. The first year was spent just training, not competing, since most of the players had never played basketball before, and some had no sports experience at all.

SALTO Bera Bera Wheelchair Basketball project

This project first began in 2005 when the FGDA (Handicapped Sports Basque Federation) was starting to look at making a wider choice of sports available to its members. The aim was to provide more opportunities to people who wanted to take part in team sports such as basketball. The FGDA then proposed to Club Bera Bera the creation of a new section, the Handicapped Sports section.

With help from the provincial council and from the Kutxa foundation, the first playing chairs were bought. In September 2005 the team started to train with the first 12 players, who were soon joined by two trainers, a delegate, a coach and a group manager. The first year was spent just training, not competing, since most of the players had never played basketball before, and some had no sports experience at all.

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