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tv   Reporter - Everyones a Winner - The Special Olympics  Deutsche Welle  May 28, 2018 6:02am-6:16am CEST

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here is still a. live concert every weekend. to europe in concert which. is an equestrian the most important event on how calendar this year is coming up with the special olympics. it's a weeklong sports tournament for people with intellectual disabilities taking place in kill in northern germany. over four thousand athletes are participating the stakes are high for tatiana she spent months training going home without
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a medal simply isn't an option for the twenty eight year old. just like the other rival or is in kiel for the special olympics taking part for the fifth time she's here with her sister manolo a successful the question in her intellectual disability is described by doctors as partly impaired consciousness tatiana herself describes it as a difficulty in grasping time and place her family believes it's a consequence of anti-epileptic drugs she was given at the age of three. hundred thirty one if you said let's meet somewhere in an hour. i know that means i have an hour of time like this but i don't really know what that feels like.
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people might say oh you could do this or that before you meet. and i go do i have time is there enough time. for what after five people you know it's a disability that people don't necessarily know to straight away. sometimes that m.p. leave i really have a problem they think i'm joking or i've actually experienced that. i always say i'm not joking that they might not be able to tell but i have serious issues the fact that you can't necessarily tell can be a disadvantage third and fourth time. talk yana has been training for ten years she probably spends more time with her horse and chachi than with anyone else. she doesn't ask questions she doesn't judge. animals are honest
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which is something you can't always say for humans. this is one of the first event is about to begin dressage tatiana is in the advanced category she's up against some tough competition. tatiana sister manya runs her through the tests. and i start with the working at trial. working trot medium trot it all goes well time to gallop. i'm all the way around they've been training for so long but today of all days and chachi refuses to gallop properly shotgun i will lose vital points where guard less money is pleased with tucker on this performance. apart from the gallop which didn't work they only managed a few jumps right at the end but it was really good.
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well one. disaster if. you do you're in trouble. for the middle jumping this afternoon oh oh oh oh please don't do it we've practiced so much it went before you could. come out to better k. that wasn't really and. you're. not great you know. the other contestants are in high spirits thank you for thinking for. thank you winning isn't everything at the special olympics everyone's allowed on the podium. if you want
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some of that yet let's see tatiana right there be enough heat up to six come out in illinois. i just. hope you weren't expecting that were you today. it was. poor. you had to i wasn't expecting it would i couldn't really tell how i'd done we didn't hear what the judges had given us so i was really excited to find out how i was placed. disappointing sure. you're not disappointed. yeah it's not after that round she'd be satisfied with a silver or a bronze. but it wasn't. but she wouldn't say no to
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a gold i had there. the decision i'd you know i didn't know but we're working on this. and i think there are still a number of categories retyped out a could win her longed for gold medal she already has a few at home but before the next event she has a look around to see what the other leagues are doing she watches the judo for a while. oh whoa whoa whoa whoa. whoa i was. i. i. went along with the competitive events the special olympics also hosts fun
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activities that help the athletes on wind like stand up paddle boarding cloudy arrive looks on ice her daughter takes to the water she's proud of her tech jada has a job as an assistant gardener in a workshop for disabled people but she needs a lot of help with daily chores such as buying groceries cooking and running errands tatiana relies on her mother and sister her mother gave up her job as a teacher to help look after top ya know. it felt like it wouldn't be a good idea to do everything for her because there might be times when i can't i'm no longer in a position to. but manya shouldn't have to do everything for her either she shouldn't have to manage everything alone but it's all ok. the tiana is strong enough and able to cope with life by herself away you know whether
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it be. back in the stable and church she needs to be fed the next event will be taking place in a few hours the horse jumping ahead but this is the one that tatiana is most nervous about. just because i can get confused by which jump comes up to which is. i have to make sure i didn't lose my sense of direction in the obstacle because. the route is only announced at the last minute tatyana doesn't have much time to take it in thank you it's very simple we need to go around the little house then the bench. and get then round the corner. ok. this is her biggest challenge what all the months of training have been leading up to she can't lose her focus now.
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apart from one small error she gets off to a smooth start. but then in charge she decides to dig in her heels she refuses to clear the hurdle. second attempt the same thing happens tatiana isn't giving up she tries again. but the judges don't award her any points she won't be getting the medal. and i meet best everyone's a bit sad. tatyana i wanted it to work it was necessarily about coming first
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but about the actual performance about getting the sequence right but you know it's . not even words of comfort from fellow athletes can cheer her up. she's which is a bitch i'm glad she cleared the last ten you can't just leave it out. i don't know what the problem was she just didn't feel like it's. worth it. the day ends with an appearance as peter pan the whole team is involved as well as a horse woman who is not part of the special olympics. it looks like a bit of fun but more medals are awarded at the end of the show. nothing escaped the judges equalize. all the competing athletes are hoping to qualify for the international special olympics at abu dhabi
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next year for tatiana it would be a dream come true oh if you didn't just have to do it as i'm applying to be a spokes person for the international event yeah that's one of my goals for the future of the slap yet. another bronze medal attack jada's disappointed she's not showing it.
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taking part has been a boost to touch on the self-confidence successes like these help her cope better with everyday life that her family's proud of her with or without a gold medal. i. i'm not. looking for the white house. round this taking about the top of your favorites but. look to make it baffling to find the muslim church and you'll get politics in the entire country champion a free and fearless for the last sixty years. for mines.
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