Paralympic bronze medalist - Marissa Papaconstantinou has overcome many obstacles in her life thus far. Being born without a right foot, she’s had to learn things differently. Growing up playing all kinds of sports, Marissa never envisioned herself as a professional athlete, not knowing that going pro was even an option for her. Falling in love with track and field, Marissa has made her way all over the world competing in various competitions, representing Canada as the one and only blade runner across the nation. Even though Marissa has struggled with injuries while training for her sport, she always reminds herself to stay present and trust her process, as she continues to grow up competing in the sport she loves. Going to university for Sport Media, she hopes to continue raising awareness on the Paralympics and just how important it is to support not only women in the sports industry, but people with disabilities as well. Look out for Marissa in the Paris 2024 Paralympics because not only does she shine in the world of her sport, she is the face of the generation of change.