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David Weir Wins 1500 Meters - London 2012 Paralympic Games

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Wheelchair Racing: The Basics

Penn State student-athlete Brett Gravatt introduces us to the ins and outs of his racing chair. Gravatt competed in the 2016 Paralympic Trials in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has his sights set on Tokyo 2020.

Athletics - Men's 400m - T54 Final - London 2012 Paralympic Games

Medallists
GOLD ZHANG Lixin CHN - People's Republic of China
SILVER van WEEGHEL Kenny NED - Netherlands
BRONZE LIU Chengming CHN - People's Republic of China

LONDON, 7 September
Wheelchair racer ZHANG Lixin (CHN) successfully defended his Beijing
2008 T54 men's 400m title in 46.88m, and although he was nearly two
seconds slower than his Paralympic record of four years ago, the best of
the rest of the world were still left trailing in his wake.

I was pleased with my performance and results. I thank the spectators
and crowds for the inspiration. The training was really difficult and
hard but it's totally worth it when I won this medal. - ZHANG Lixin said



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Michelle Stilwell's 2013 IPC 100m Wheelchair Race Gold Medal

Canadian Michelle Stilwell earns the gold medal from Lyon, France during the 2013 IPC 100m Wheelchair Race.

Athletics - Men's 100m - T51 Final - London 2012 Paralympics

GOLD PIISPANEN Toni FIN - Finland SILVER de VIDI Alvise ITA - Italy
BRONZE BERRAHAL Mohamed ALG - Algeria LONDON, September 3, 2012
Wheelchair racer Toni PIISPANEN (FIN) was a decisive winner of the T51
men's 100m in a Paralympic record 21.72, quite simply turning his
wheels more smoothly and faster than anyone else and coming home nearly
two wheelchair lengths clear of silver medallist Alvise De Vidi (ITA),
who clocked 22.60. With a slightly better pickup between 20m and 30m,
PIISPANEN might have challenged his world record of 21.11 set in
May. I quit my day job and I didn't get to see my kids as much as I
wanted. I've taken them to competitions, but it's not the same. My
family are here watching me and it means a lot. They can see what this
means. Toni PIISPANEN (FIN) For further information, please visit
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The Technology Used by Wheelchair Paralympians | The Tech Race

Racing chairs for Paralympic athletics have greatly improved over the last 20 years, thanks to technology.

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Harlow Wheelchair Racing Club

We recently went down to the Harlow Wheelchair Racing Club (WCR), set up by Harlow’s Para Athletics medal winner Richard Chiassaro.

We spoke to Richard about his experience at the World Para Athletics Championships in London in July 2017, where he won a bronze medal in the men's T54 400m, and to find out more about the club and his work to inspire others.

For more information on Harlow WCR, please email harlowwcr@gmail.com

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Athletics - Women's 100m - T52 Final - London 2012 Paralympic Games

GOLD VERVOORT Marieke BEL - Belgium SILVER STILWELL Michelle CAN - Canada BRONZE MORGAN Kerry USA - United States of America There was a big upset in another 100m race as wheelchair racer Marieke VERVOORT (BEL) beat Beijing 2008 gold medallist and world record holder Michelle STILWELL (CAN) in the women's T52 event. VERVOORT said Amazing, really amazing. I didn't expect this, wow, a 100 metres so fast. Everybody told me that I had a very quick start and then I saw Michelle STILWELL (CAN) on my right coming back and I said 'I'm not going to let that happen'. She took me in the 200 metres, I kept pushing, pushing and I was thinking 'Where is the finish line'. Then I saw it and I was the first one, and I yelled and yelled from happiness. For further information, please visit To watch live action and videos on demand of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and subscribe to ParalympicSport.TV, please go to Also, you may follow the Paralympic Movement on Facebook at or on Twitter at

Wheelchair Race through the Tyne Tunnel

The famous 2km road race through the Tyne Tunnel in the North East of
England

800m T54. CRASH RACING WHEELCHAIR PEKIN 2008

Cette vidéo traite de Crash 4 Wheels. during Paralympics games
Beijin 2008

Wheelchair Racing Fantastic Finishes from RUNNING Series

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wheelchair racer falling down

Falling down in a racechair pushing downhill

Caerse mientras corre en silla de carreras cuesta abajo

Contraversial Wheelchair Crash

The Women's T54 5000m final at Beijing Paralympics 2008 had a crash resulting in the return of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

BIG incredible CRASH wheelchair race 1500m T54 Heat 3 DOHA

Chute aprés 200m de course. Julien casoli

Men’s 800m T53 |Final | London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships

Gold: Brent LAKATOS, CANADA
Silver: Pierre FAIRBANK, FRANCE
Bronze: Pongsakorn PAEYO, THAILAND

Start list:

Nicolas BRIGNONE, FRANCE
Sopa INTASEN, THAILAND
Byunghoon YOO, KOREA
Brent LAKATOS, CANADA
Brian SIEMANN, UNITED STATES
Pierre FAIRBANK, FRANCE
Hamad ALADWANI, KUWAIT
Pongsakorn PAEYO, THAILAND

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London 2017 was the ninth edition of the World Para Athletics Championships and marked the first time the event was held back-to-back with the IAAF equivalent. From 14-23 July, around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries took part, contesting 213 medal events.

Gameplan: Pinoy wheelchair racer sprints with a strong heart

Who says you need legs to be able to run? Wheelchair racer Jerold Mangliwan shares how he overcomes pain and sprints to the finish line with a strong heart. Full story on Rappler:

Técnica de la Carrera en Silla de Ruedas (Wheelchair Race Technique)

Propuesta del proceso del tiempo de ciclo en la carrera en silla de ruedas.

Amanda McGrory: Wheelchair Racer

After losing her ability to walk at an early age Amanda McGrory overcame hardship to become a wheelchair racer. Her hard work and determination led her to win four gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Summer Paralympics.

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Wheelchair Race commentary by Richard Nicholson

International athlete Richard Nicholson gives a commentary on a 1500 wheelchair track race via a GoPro camera. For the full episode go to

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