Leading Paralympian says lockdown needs of disabled people ignored

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  • Physical activity among has fallen for vulnerable groups
  • Sophie Carrigill: ‘I know we are surrounded by inequality’

The fitness industry and online influencers are ignoring the needs of disabled people during lockdown, according to one leading Paralympian who says the lack of visibility for one of the most vulnerable groups in society “blows my mind”.

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Sophie Carrigill, a star of the Team GB women’s wheelchair basketball team who are ranked second in the world ahead of this year’s Paralympic Games, has called for more to be done to help disabled people benefit from physical activity during the pandemic.

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