Grenada’s international Paralympic athlete Ishona Charles was among personalities featured in last Wednesday’s edition of the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) weekly series of programs highlighting topical issues.
Charles, who competes in the javelin joined host Ros Dumlao, IPC content coordinator; Teddy Katz, journalist, communications professional, director of media relations and chief spokesperson for the Toronto 2015 Pam American Paralympics Games, and Ryan Wilson Paralympics journalist independent documentary filmmaker, USA, in a one-hour discussion on the topic Communicating Paralympics Sports and Disability.
The athlete from Saint David enthusiastically participated in the discussion sharing her local experience regarding the evolving Grenadian culture of communicating and engaging with people who are physically challenged. She noted that more and more people are respecting and recognizing athletes with disability which is positive.
The APC has staged these weekly topical programmes on its Facebook page attracting thousands of viewers across the Americas following the postponement of the 2020 Summer and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
As a javelin gold medalist at the 2018 Desert Games in Arizona, Charles represented Grenada at last year’s World Para Athletics Championship in Doha and is continuing her training along with two other athletes and a swimmer to become Grenada’s first para athletes to compete at the International Paralympic Committee Games next year.