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Watch Paralympian Jillian MacSween perform a samba using sports equipment
By
Melody Lau

Published

August 19, 2016

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Millions have been tuning in to the 2016 Rio Olympics over the past two weeks, cheering on their favourite summer Olympians, but the games don't end on Aug. 21. Starting on Sept. 7, the Paralympics will kick off in Rio and will feature some of the world's best athletes with physical disabilities. From swimming to archery to wheelchair rugby and basketball, be sure to tune in and continue cheering on Canada's best. 

Among the athletes going down to Rio for the Paralympics this year is goalball player, Julian MacSween, who helped the Canadian team take home a bronze medal at last year's Toronto Parapan Am games. In anticipation for the Paralympics, we asked MacSween to come into the CBC Studios in Toronto and record a special musical number with Toronto samba group Batucada Carioca. Together, Led by Maninho Costa, they performed a rhythmically-charged instrumental piece that was performed only using Paralympic sports equipment – how cool is that? 

Take a look below at the unique performance below. The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games takes place Sept. 7-18.

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