Paralympians compete on campus

Jesus Fraile of Spain was one of 64 Paralympic athletes who competed in boccia ball competition in the P.E. Center arena. Emory served as the boccia ball venue for the Paralympic Games Aug. 18-22. Athletes with cerebral palsy competed in both team and individual formats. The athletes represented 11 countries including Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Norway, South Korea, Austria and New Zealand. In addition to the Paralympic athletes who competed at Emory, 300 people were housed in Harris Hall prior to the Paralympics for the Paralympic Congress, an academically oriented conference that took place in downtown Atlanta Aug. 12-17.

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