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Cristian Amaya, Moises Alonso and Charly Neme, Colombian disabled athletes, fight for the ball during a wheelchair rugby training match at the indoor sporting arena Coliseo in Bogota, Colombia, 11 April 2013. Wheelchair rugby, a full-contact team sport, was developed in Canada in 1977 under the name murderball. The game is played only by athletes with some form of disability in both the upper and lower limbs (quadriplegics). Attempting to score by carrying the ball across the goal line, four players from each team roughly crash into each other in specially designed armored wheelchairs. Although the team from Bogota is supported by a foundation (gear), quad rugby players, mostly coming from the remote, socially deprived neighbourhoods, often can not attend a training due to lack of funds for transportation. However, they still dream of representing Colombia at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
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Cristian Amaya, Moises Alonso and Charly Neme, Colombian disabled athletes, fight for the ball during a wheelchair rugby training match at the indoor sporting arena Coliseo in Bogota, Colombia, 11 April 2013. Wheelchair rugby, a full-contact team sport, was developed in Canada in 1977 under the name murderball. The game is played only by athletes with some form of disability in both the upper and lower limbs (quadriplegics). Attempting to score by carrying the ball across the goal line, four...
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