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Paralympic Athlete Becca Meyers Leaves USA Swim Team After Being Denied Care Assistant… Her MOM?!

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Becca Meyers, a three-time Paralympic gold medalist swimmer, withdrew from the Tokyo games after being told she couldn’t bring her personal care assistant to the competition.

The Baltimore native said it was a “gut-wrenching decision” to leave, but insisted this move was necessary to advocate “for future generations of Paralympic athletes.”

“The USOPC has denied a reasonable & essential accommodation for me, as a deaf-blind athlete, to be able to compete in Tokyo,” Meyers said.

“The USOPC has approved me having a trusted PCA (my mom) at all international meets since 2017, but this time, it’s different. With Covid, there are new safety measures and limits to non-essential staff in place, rightfully so, but a trusted PCA is essential for me to compete.”

A representative for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee could not be immediately reached for comment on Tuesday.

Meyers drew the support of U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, who called this a “preventable situation.”

“Individuals who experience disabilities should not be forced to navigate the Tokyo Olympicss without the support that they need,” the lawmaker said.

“This is an outrage and a preventable situation that should have never gotten to this point. So I want the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee to work immediately to address this issue.”

Meyers is one of her sport’s most decorated athletes, bringing home three golds, two silvers and a bronze medal from the 2012 London and 2016 Rio games.

Her three golds came five years ago in the 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter individual medley and 400-meter freestyle.

She also won silver in the 100-meter freestyle in Rio. Four years earlier in London, Meyers won silver in the 200-meter individual medley and bronze in the 100-meter freestyle.

“So, in 2021, why as a disabled person am I still fighting for my rights?” she wrote. “I’m speaking up for future generations of Paralympic athletes in hope that they never have to experience the pain I’ve been through. Enough is enough.”

Opening and closing ceremonies for the Paralympic Games are on Aug. 24 and Sept. 5, respectively.

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