Marking the 70th anniversary of the advent of the Paralympic movement in Stoke Mandeville when Sir Ludwig Guttmann organised a contest for British World War Two veteran patients with spinal cord injuries in 1948, Paralympians have been leading the way in the on Twitter with their birthday wishes, memories and hopes for the future.
♥️ 70 years ago, the Paralympic movement started at Stoke Mandeville. I am forever thankful to Dr. Guttmann for putting together what ended up becoming the Paralympic Games! Looking forward to Tokyo 2020. #paralympicsisthebest pic.twitter.com/yepfyXJ4KV
— Jessica Long (@JessicaLong) July 29, 2018
Happy 70th birthday to the @Paralympics So many amazing memories, some great performances, others less so, lots of fantastic people and the chance to be part of bigger than the sum of its parts. #thankyou pic.twitter.com/BgmX01Xs3I
— Giles Long MBE (@gileslong) July 29, 2018
— World Archery (@worldarchery) July 30, 2018
Happy 70th anniversary @Paralympics. You have made it possible for all athletes to compete at a high-level. I’m looking forward to seeing more athletes getting involved and striving for the games. Our dreams came true because of you ❤️ @Kellygallagher pic.twitter.com/Srjzk4h9DB
— Charlotte Evans MBE (@CharEvans1) July 29, 2018
— Kadeena Cox MBE (@kad_c) July 29, 2018
— Stephen Miller (@hailfabio) July 29, 2018
Happy 70th Birthday to the Paralympics. Thank you for all the special memories, and the life long values that I will always cherish. Here's to the lasting legacy and changing lives of Paralympic athletes around the world! pic.twitter.com/afEp3sUOwU
— Ali Jawad (@AliJawad12) July 29, 2018
— Helen Scott MBE (@Scottie2507) July 29, 2018
It is 70 years since the birth of the Paralympic Movement!
— Paralympic Games (@Paralympics) July 30, 2018
— Kelly Gallagher (@Kellygallagher) July 30, 2018