The Pal’s talk to Marissa Papaconstantinou about the power of the Paralympics, Nike, and Feta Cheese

Marissa is a Canadian Paralympic Athlete. She made an impressive international debut at age 16 as she finished seventh in the 200m and eighth in the 100m at the 2015 IPC World Championships. Born without her right foot, she’s always participated in sport and enjoys soccer and basketball along with her para-athletics career.

Papacontanstinou took up para-athletics at age 11 at the Phoenix Track Club in Scarborough, Ont., and soon after was fitted with her first running blade. She is also the first canadian female paralympic Nike sponsored athlete.

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