Our friend Candace Cable knows all about the Paralympics. From 1980-2006 she competed in a total of nine Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, winning multiple medals in Wheelchair Racing, and Alpine and Cross Country Ski Racing.
Candace has been a fixture of our Ready, Set, Gold! program for the last three years, mentoring students at Arroyo Seco Museum Magnet school. Aside from educating youngsters on how to lead an active healthy lifestyle, she has served as an outstanding role model… a prime example of someone who has overcome adversity to become successful in sport and in life.
The West Covina native and Long Beach State graduate is in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on behalf of the Wheelchair Sports Federation, covering the 2018 Paralympics Games, which begin with Friday’s opening ceremonies.
Candace will be providing daily reports on the Games, which can be read on www.wheelchairsportsfederation.org. We will also be posting Candace’s commentary here throughout the Games.
Today’s tidbit from Candace: Did You Know … there is 44% more women competing this year than in 2014? Very apropos observation, considering today is International Women’s Day.