Disability no bar to winning feeling for athletes

At first, Ashleigh Jamieson hated boccia. She thought the sport – a form of bowls – was the most boring in the world. But then she was told she was a ”natural”.

Now, just 14 months after she first picked up the leather ball at the behest of a Paralympics talent scout, Jamieson is a strong contender for the Rio Paralympics in 2016.

”I think being complimented on it and being told, actually, I was half-decent at a sport, kind of made me want to keep going with it to see what happened,” says the 15-year-old, who has muscular dystrophy. ”A lot has happened from it which has been really good.”

via Disability no bar to winning feeling for athletes.

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