In our efforts to learn more about how para sports work, we talk with 1996 and 2000 Paralympian John Register about the mechanics of running blades (aka running legs).

This is (hopefully) our first interview with John, who competed at the 1996 Paralympics in swimming and the 2000 Paralympics in silver long jump (got an American record of 5.41m), and 5th in 100m and 200m. He’s currently a keynote and motivational speaker does LinkedIn Live on Thursdays at 3:12 MT.

John is taking part in a panel called “Disability and Sports,” as part of the University of Rhode Island’s Honors Colloquium, “Disability in the 21st Century.” The panel discussion, “Disability and Sports,” will take place virtually Tuesday, Oct. 13  at 7 p.m. The link to the lecture can be found on the day of the event in the colloquium schedule, next to the name of the presentation.

Check out John’s website and follow him on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnFRegister

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnfregister

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jfregister

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiG9MrQUc3AogdmIlMArT3w

Our TKFLASTAN Update includes news from:

We also have Games Updates from Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024. Cost-cutting measures galore for both Games, and it looks like we may have another IOC member who goes rogue.

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board held a meeting this week, which meant a TBach press conference. Jill was completely shocked by one of his comments – you won’t believe what he admitted.

Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!

 

Photo: Joe Kusumoto

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