Friday, April 23, 2021

Tag: Paralympics

Sports Apparel Doesn’t Always Fit Wheelchair Athletes. This Designer Wants to Change That

An elite runner with Olympic genes created a collection just for Paralympians as the capstone project for her master’s degree. In an effort to make the country’s fastest runners even faster, Team USA’s running uniforms...

‘It’s to show them what we can do, not what we can’t do’

Strength, skill and no-holds-barred hits: wheelchair hurling stars all set for international duty The question was always coming, so obvious and predictable that they can see it sailing through the air long before it's fired...

This 17-Time Paralympics Champ Is Beyond Inspiring

One quick look is all it takes to know with 100 percent certainty that Tatyana McFadden is really, really strong. Her arms are rippling with muscles—muscles that have not only propelled her to 17...

Wheelchair curling at the 2018 Winter Paralympics: All you need to know

Wheelchair curling made its Paralympic debut in Torino in 2006. Teams are comprised of male and female athletes who have a physical impairment in the lower half of their body. This can include spinal-cord injuries,...

“I have a lot of sports to play”, says wheelchair basketball player Kartiki Patel

Kartiki is headed for the Asian Para Games qualifiers in Bangkok next month Almost 10 years ago, Kartiki Patel woke up in a hospital bed and couldn’t feel her legs. She was relieved, though,...

Specialty wheelchairs help athletes thrive

 TAMPA (FOX 13) - They are athletes who have faced more challenges than sports but there's a company in Pinellas Park giving them a competitive edge with the right set of wheels. Top End Wheelchairs...

Golf: A game for everyone

After becoming a quadriplegic in 2008, Sydneysider James Gribble's is on an inspiring journey to make golf accessible for all abilities. Everything changed in James Gribble's life when an accident in 2008 left him with...

Accident survivor making a name in wheelchair tennis

In the course of three years, Taylor Graham has accomplished many things: Survived a motorcycle accident, adjusted to a spinal cord injury and a new life in a wheelchair, picked up the sport of...

Focus on your ability and not your disability, says Justin Vijay Jesudas

Spinal cord injury has not stopped Justin Vijay Jesudas from pursuing his dreams “All things are difficult before becoming easy,” says Justin Vijay Jesudas. After a car accident left him paralysed from below the neck...

Capturing Action Sports as a Quadriplegic Photographer

https://youtu.be/6O6NLst__oc Loren Worthington is a photographer with a unique perspective, both literally and figuratively. A spinal cord injury cost Worthington the use of three of his limbs and with that, his participation in sports. Almost...