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'HurriCain Nyo' going for Paralympic gold

Donstan Bonn :: Trinidad Express :: 24.08.2016

Paralympians are extraordinary humans. Their intense training regimens, determination, and self-belief against seemingly unbeatable odds prove they are powerful, not pitiful. The awe-inspiring skills of para-athletes belie super-human abilities, earning them the title of super-heroes in their respective fields.

Twenty-one-year-old Nyoshia Cain is one of Trinidad and Tobago's "extraordinary ­humans" who will be seeking to bring Olympic glory to her country when she faces the starter in the women's 100 and 200 metres events at next month's Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Nyoshia Cain strides out at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium. Photo: DEXTER PHILIP

Being afflicted with hemi hypertrophy—a rare disorder in which one side of the body grows more than the other, causing asymmetry (usually affects limbs)—has not deterred Cain, who is currently employed as a clerical assistant at the Ministry of Health.
The Speed Factory athlete, who up to three years ago was a relative unknown, has made amazing strides in her short track career.

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Focused: Nyoshia Cain gets out of the starting blocks, under the watchful eyes of coach Micky Reuben, during a training session at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. —Photo: DEXTER PHILIP

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