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David Weir Wins 1500 Meters - London 2012 Paralympic Games

The Art of Wheelchair Racing | Gillette World Sport

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South African Wheelchair racer Ernst van Dyk give us a precision insight into the sport as he looks ahead to the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

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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 5000m - T54 Final | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Gold: WAHORAM Prawat (Thailand)
Silver: HUG Marcel (Switzerland)
Bronze: FEARNLEY Kurt (Australia)

Start list
1 GEORGE Joshua (United States of America)
2 HONG Suk Man (Republic of Korea)
3 WAHORAM Prawat (Thailand)
4 BALDE Alhassane (Germany)
5 THAMSOPON Khajonsak (Thailand)
6 HUG Marcel (Switzerland)
7 TANA Rawat (Thailand)
8 FEARNLEY Kurt (Australia)
9 CASSIDY Josh (Canada)
10 HIGUCHI Masayuki (Japan)
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The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were held from 7-18 September 2016. Athletes from more than 160 countries competed in 528 medal events in 22 different sports.
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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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Athletics | Women's 100m - T34 Final | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Gold: COCKROFT Hannah
Silver: ADENEGAN Kare
Bronze: HALKO Alexa

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The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were held from 7-18 September 2016. Athletes from more than 160 countries competed in 528 medal events in 22 different sports.

Start list:
KITAURA Haruka Japan
HALKO Alexa United States of America
TAIT Carly Great Britain
ADENEGAN Kare Great Britain
SIEMONS Amy Netherlands
LITTLE Rosemary Australia
COCKROFT Hannah Great Britain
LEFEVRE Joyce Belgium
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Men's 100m T54 | Final | London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships

Gold: Leo Pekka TAHTI, Finland
Silver: Yang LIU, China
Bronze: Kenny van WEEGHEL, Netherlands

Start list:
Curtis THOM, Canada
Tomoki IKOMA, Japan
Yang LIU, China
Leo Pekka TAHTI, Finland
Kenny van WEEGHEL, Netherlands
Erik HIGHTOWER, United States of America
Marc SCHUH, Germany
Saichon KONJEN, 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.

Racing Wheelchair Transfer Video

The Racing Wheelchair Transfer Video shares how to tranfer into a racing chair and discusses basic seating and positioning considerations. Ryan Barnett demonstrates a racing wheelchair transfer. He transfers from the side into a kneeling position. Always wear a helmet and have a spotter hold the front wheel down when first practicing this transfer. Remember the chairs are tippy when not moving. Athletes should lean there center of gravity forward while sitting still. Most people fall over backwards a time or two (called turtling) when first learning. Falling is part of learning most new skills, like walking, biking, skiing or skating. Just be ready - it is a short fall. (: .

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.

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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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.

Mens 100m Wheelchair - Final - Australian Athletics Championships 2018

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

GOLD McFADDEN Tatyana USA - United States of America SILVER DONG
Hongjiao CHN - People's Republic of China BRONZE WOLF Edith SUI -
Switzerland LONDON, September 3 Wheelchair racer Tatyana McFADDEN (USA)
covered one lap of the track almost a second faster than she had ever
done before to add the T54 women's 400m title to her her 2011 world
championships gold medal, crossing the line in 52.97. McFADDEN, racing
in lane seven, was in the lead by the end of the first bend and just
kept extending her advantage. She was 15m in front at the start of the
home straight and finished more than two seconds clear of her nearest
rival. This is my third Games and I was just itching for a gold medal.
This is an exciting and humbling experience, I'm going to get
goosebumps when I'm sitting on the podium. - Tatyana MCFADDEN For
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Wheelchair Racing Stroke Video with Slow Motion

Breakdown of the 5 parts of the wheelchair racing stroke. This video helps athletes and coaches understand the wheelchair track and racing mechanics. Athlete: Ryan Barnett. Narrated by Scot Hollonbeck.

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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Rio 2016 Paralympics Women's 100m T52 wheelchair racing

Rio Paralympics short 100m wheelchair race won by Canadian Athlete

The Tyne Tunnel 2K Wheelchair Race with David Weir & Josh Cassidy | Gillette World Sport

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Described as the fastest wheelchair race on the planet, the Tyne Tunnel 2K is not for the faint-hearted. We caught up with training partners David Weir and Josh Cassidy as they prepared to take part.

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CRASH WHEELCHAIR T53/54 LONDON 2016

1984 Los Angeles 1500m wheelchair race. AVI

1984 was an historic year for the disability community. The world best wheelchair athletes had the chance to compete during the 23rd Olympic Games. Wheelchair racers from all corners of the world had the chance to qualify for this event. In June the top three racers from different countries traveled to New York to select for the finals. Eight woman for the 800m and eight men for the 1500m selected for the final at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles during the 23rd Summer Olympics a few months later. This movie shows the men's 1500m final .

Mens 1500m Wheelchair - Final - Australian Athletics Championships 2018

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