The Rio Paralympic Games have been nothing short of incredible. It is an opportunity that as a journalism student, I could’ve never imagined. Although there are too many amazing moments and stories to list, one particular event stands out in my mind as I reflect on my time at the Games.
The first time I met Tristen Chernove was a few moments after the biggest race of his life, and he had just won his first ever Paralympic gold medal.
My experience at the Rio Paralympics taught me the value of personal relationships and humility when covering sports.
Aurelie Rivard won gold and set a world record early in our coverage of the Paralympics and whether I knew it or not it was something I had always dreamed of seeing live. I not only got to see the race, I was able to watch the medal ceremony and the amazing moment that followed.