The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will have the largest parasports program in history: Here’s what you need to know

Danni Di Toro has accomplished just about everything in his 30-year career in the sport.

The 47-year-old competed in seven Paralympics in two different sports, was co-captain of the team twice, won Paralympic silver and bronze, and claimed multiple wheelchair tennis Grand Slam titles.

It’s notable, then, that the popular member of Australia’s Paralympic team is still making a career debut as she prepares for her first Commonwealth Games.

Di Toro will represent Australia in table tennis
Di Toro is delighted with a new experience at Birmingham.(ABC News: Tom Hancock)

“Being able to actually have a true novice experience at something is really cool and super refreshing,” Di Toro told ABC Sport.

“Any opportunity to get the attention, to get more people to see what we’re doing, if that’s getting people with disabilities to get involved in sport, that’s amazing.

While the Paralympics are the elite sporting competition for athletes with a disability, the Commonwealth Games is the only multisport event with an integrated parasports program.

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