Muhammad Asad Rauf Abbasi, Chaudhry Muhammad Farhan, Farooq Hussain


Disability has always been associated with limitations and social segregation. And when it comes to sports, circumstances for special persons are largely unfavorable. In this modern era, inclusion is somewhat replacing social segregation, but there are new frontiers waiting to be explored. The event of Paralympic is evolving along with the social norms within mainstream society. Hence, there is always a space for new ideas to emerge. For instance, several new sports can be modified and introduced to special persons. This research aimed at bridging this gap by introducing a plethora of conventional sports that can be modified to suit the needs of special persons. For example, special persons can be trained with modified versions of wrestling, karate, and power-lifting. Hence, the researcher triangulated his research by conducting semi-structured interviews aimed at special persons from all four types of disabilities to get their perspective. The researcher was well-acquainted with the relevance of different varieties within the emerging trends in sports. Therefore, his own participant observation guided the course of this study. A sample of 12 special persons with all four types of disability was interviewed. The study discovered that many special persons displayed prominent acumen and interest toward aforementioned sports.


Inclusion, power-lifting, karate, Paralympics, special persons

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