Murderball makes its Parapan Am Games debut

Canada is going for gold against the US, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile.

    Athletes from 28 countries across the Americas are gathering in the Canadian city of Toronto for the 5th Parapan Am Games, where the competitors are people with disabilities.

    For the first time, the sport known as murderball, or wheelchair rugby, will be featured.

    Canadians invented this sport and they have a won a lot of medals over the years. Before a home-town crowd they’ll be going for gold against the US, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from near London, Ontario.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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