Nov 26, 2013

The Podium Waltz

These animated clips are taken from Daniel Hanai and Bruno Carneiro's documentary titled A Valsa Do PĆ³dio (The Podium Waltz), which chronicles the story of the Brazilian runner Terezinha Guilhermina's exploits in the 2012 London Paralympics.

Visually impaired, she used the help of a guide to allow her to compete within the various sprint events, ultimately winning two gold medals and becoming a world record holder for the 100m sprint. The clip above captures a rather dramatic moment in the 400m final, in which an injury puts everything in jeopardy. Daniel Bruson was tasked with creating animated sequences to show off what the experience was like from Terezinha's perspective, which I believe he captured very effectively.

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