Monday Morning Motivation – We are the superhumans

We are the superhumans - Paralympic games poster

I absolutely love We are the superhumans, the advert for the Paralympics.

I’m also impressed that it doesn’t only feature British athletes. Here’s a list of the featured athletes:

  • Hannah Cockcroft – ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Racer (00:32).
  • Mel Nicholls – ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Racer (00:34).
  • Joren Teeuwen – Netherlands Paralympics High Jumper (00:37).
  • Matt Stutzman – USParalympics Archer (00:49).
  • ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Rugby Team (1:00 & 2:24).
  • Iaroslav Semenenko – Ukrainian Paralympic Swimmer – (1:26).
  • Richard Whitehead – ParalympicsGB Athlete (1:27 & 2:09).
  • ParalympicsGB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team (1:32).
  • Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya – ParalympicsGB Fencers (1.35 & 2:11).
  • Ellie Simmonds – ParalympicsGB Swimmer (1:54).
  • Libby Clegg – ParalympicsGB Sprinter (1:55).
  • Sam Ruddock – ParalympicsGB Shot Put (1:56).
  • Jody Cundy – Paralympics GB Cyclist (1:57).
  • David Weir – ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Racer (1:57).
  • Will Bayley and Kim Daybell – ParalympicsGB Table Tennis (2:07).
  • Jessica Jane Applegate – ParalympicsGB Swimmer (2:10).
  • Ali Jawad – ParalympicsGB Powerlifter (2:11).
  • Natalie Blake – ParalmypicsGB Powerlifter (2:11).
  • Micky Yule – ParalympicsGB Powerlifter (2:12).
  • Chris Skelley and Jack Hodgson – ParalympicsGB Judokas (2.30).

Advert transcript:

Yes, I can, suddenly.
Yes, I can.
“Gee, I’m afraid to go on”
Has turned into, “Yes, I can!”
Take a look, what do you see?
133 lbs of confidence, me.
Got the feeling I can do anything.
Yes, I can!
Something that sings in my blood
Is telling me
Yes, I can!
I was born today.
I can go all the way.
Yes…
I…
Can
Shhh!
Yes I can (x14)
Hey! Yes, I can!
No. You can’t.
Yes, I can!
Are you ready?
I can climb Everest.
Yes, I can.
I can fight here all night
And never rest.
Yes, I can.
I was born today.
I can go all the way.
Yeeeeees
I
Caaaaan!!!

Are you looking forward to the Olympics and Paralympics? What are you most looking forward to?

5 Responses

  1. Isn’t it great – it was my Music Monday track a few weeks ago https://artsoprovident.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/music-monday-yes-i-can/
    I found the Parlympics in 2012 so much more interesting than the main Olympics – especially addicted to the spin-off TV series “The Last Leg” – so yes I am looking forward to them. I feel so sorry for the Russian Paralympians who will now not be able to compete due the institutionalised doping scandal. Can you imagine all that training they have put in only to be told now that they will not be able to compete?

    • I love the Last Leg too – the hosts are so funny. I feel sorry for any of the clean athletes who are unable to compete (and for the clean athletes who miss their moment of glory because of the dopers). I just hope there aren’t any more horrific accidents like in the cycling and gymnastics.

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