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Keep the Flame Alive

May 21, 2024

We are 100 days out from the start of the Paris 2024 Paralympics! We think there's no better way to celebrate than by throwing things. We got to talk with Paralympian Justin Phongsavanh at the Team USA Media Summit for a few minutes and are thrilled that he had time to come on the podcast for a longer interview. Justin competes in para javelin in the F54 class (competes while seated) and won a bronze at Tokyo 2020. Getting on the podium was fun, but it wasn't enough, so Justin is continuing his quest for gold.

Follow Justin on Instagram and cheer for him at the Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe, Japan this coming Friday, May 24th.

In celebrating 100 days out, the International Paralympic Committee released a promo video. Short version here

Long version (hold onto your hats) here.

Plus news from Paris 2024 and TKFLASTAN, and the IPC has voted on a new Classification Code.

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Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!


Keep the Flame Alive: The Olympics and Paralympics Fan Podcast with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown. New episodes released every week and daily during the Olympics and Paralympics. Also look for our monthly Games History Moment episodes in your feed.


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