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Hidden Camera Captures Gym-Goers' Reactions to Paralympic Athletes

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In September of 2016, 4,350 athletes from 178 countries will travel to Brazil to compete in the first ever Paralympic Games to be held in South America.

In anticipation of this historic event, the Rio Paralympic Games committee released a video captured using a hidden camera that shows three Paralympic athletes training at the gym. At first, fellow gym-goers stare because of the athletes’ various disabilities. But once the athletes get going, people are staring for another reason entirely.

The reality is that to see a Paralympic athlete up close is something very, very surprising,” reads the description on the YouTube video below, according to a google translation.

Watch the video below to see some incredible athletes at work: 

 h/t Reddit 

Originally published: September 8, 2015
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