With the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games now officially open, we wish Bablake athlete Kare Adenegan all the best for her races.
The story of how far Kare has come from London 2012 is an amazing one and for her to be part of the Rio games is an achievement in itself. Her courage, determination and belief are inspirational for family, friends, peers and the wider school, local, national and international communities.
We look forward to watching Kare race in the T34 100m, 200m and 400m events this month. Bringing back a medal of any kind would be amazing, but Kare is already a winner to all of the Bablake community.
Her journey to Rio has attracted much media attention along the way. Recent articles in the Coventry Telegraph and Evening Standard may be of interest. In the latter this week, she summed up perfectly what her achievements prove for every young boy or girl, when she said:
"I don't really think of my age, I just think I'm going to get in the best position possible. I just want to show young people that if you have a dream, you should just go for it and not think too much about who is in your way."