Monday Morning Motivation – We are the superhumans

8 Aug

I absolutely love this 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 to “Monday Morning Motivation – We are the superhumans”

  1. mawil1 08/08/2016 at 7:37 am #

    I love this ad too . Especially the bit at the end with the guy in the careers office😊

  2. southamptonoldlady 08/08/2016 at 7:44 am #

    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?

    • Tamsyn Smith 08/08/2016 at 1:50 pm #

      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.

  3. AndrewGills 08/08/2016 at 7:52 pm #

    Brilliant ad

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