My Way to Olympia

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In Context

Greek boccia player Grigoris "Greg" Polychronidis is ranked fourth in the world. Boccia is one of the few Paralympic sports with no counterpart in the Olympics. It was originally designed for athletes with cerebral palsy, but is now played by those with other disabilities affecting motor skills. Polychronidis has spinal muscular atrophy, which causes muscle damage and weakness that worsens over time. Able to walk and use his arms as a child, he now uses a motorized scooter and has limited movement. He lives in Athens, Greece, where he works as an accountant in the Hellenic Court of Audit and is active in the international boccia community.


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