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Kenyan Sporting Dreams

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent travels to east Africa to look at the impact of the Paralympic Games in Kenya, and how disability is perceived there.

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent travels to east Africa to look at the impact of the Paralympic Games in Kenya, and how disability is perceived there. He meets Henry Wanyoike - a blind runner who is captain of the Kenyan Paralympic team - along with paracyclist Ibrahim Wafula, and Zack Kimotho, who is travelling all the way from Nairobi to South Africa in his wheelchair to raise money to build a spinal rehabilitation centre in Kenya.

Matthew also catches up with Alex, a 21-year-old who is in his final year at school in Mount Elgon and who uses a stick to get around after suffering from polio as a child. Until recently, Alex had never heard of the Paralympics. But through the BBC schools project, World Class, he is leaving his village for the very first time to travel all the way to London to see the Paralympics for himself.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Sep 2012 10:30

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