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it Is called George Bates and it is in the news for something that I never would have desired to have in mind. The World champion in 2018 with the selection of Great Britain in basketball on wheelchair raises amputate a leg to be able to continue competing as a paralympic athlete.

The radical subject drinks from a change in the regulations paralympics that would leave you outside this area competitive. Bates is suffering from a disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome that prevents him from walking without help. From this time, not serious enough to be considered suitable for the professional practice of wheelchair basketball.

we Speak of a star of the sport, a decade getting into the basket from the wheelchair, the champion also of the European, 2019. It is now news in all the tabloids of your country. “The International Paralympic Committee (CPI) has forced the International Committee of wheelchair Basketball to adhere to its standards by 2015. For two years, that committee decided not to change the rules, believing that anyone with a physical impairment of the hip to below you can play the sport,” he explained to The Telegraph.

Before taking drastic measures, Bates has appealed the decision to the IPC. In the meantime, turns to a possible amputation that would be historic in the world of sport.

“I Had the opportunity to amputármela when I was 14 or 15 years old and I decided not to do so. Looking back, I wish that I had removed. It would have made things a lot easier, but I never thought I would be in this situation in which my disability is not enough for a sport-tuned,” he explains. “I’ll probably be about 10 years of my career, after do I have to live the rest of my life as well , so that is a big decision,” he reflects.

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