Sunday, March 3, 2024

Tag: Wheelchair Athletes

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...

Stacy Kohut – Four Wheel Annihilation!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yG3waSYkyI Stacy Kohut shreds Whistler Mountain Bike Park trails aboard his awesome Four Wheel bike! He is a true inspiration to us all! RESPECT! Video produced by...

Paralympic Athlete Josh Roberts Going for Gold in Rio

Most of us expect to sweat when we get hot. But imagine if you couldn’t sweat. This condition actually affects many people with spinal...

How SoCal Doctors Used Basketball to Rehabilitate Paralyzed Vets

The popular wheelchair sport helped to launch the Paralympics in 1960 Jerry Fesenmeyer was an 18-year-old Iowa farm boy when he and his fellow marines...

Rio Paralympics: Kurt Fearnley predicts ‘boosting’ cheats will get caught

Australia's champion wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley says from his first Paralympics, in Sydney 2000, he has heard stories about boosting – the practice among athletes with spinal cord injuries of inflicting trauma on themselves, such as breaking a toe or sitting on their scrotums, to raise their blood pressure and improve performance.

Five Years After Being Paralyzed from the Chest Down, Dustin Shillcox Completes the New...

After crossing the finish line in the New York City Marathon Sunday, hand cyclist Dustin Shillcox had a message for the millions of people living with paralysis. "I'm living proof nothing is impossible." The 31-year-old from Green River, Wyoming, is paralyzed from the chest down, but that didn't stop him from racing in the marathon and crossing the finish line in one hour, 46 minutes and 49 seconds.

Looking beyond the wheels

As Robert Thompkins climbed to the top of Green Valley Falls in September 2005, he had no idea that in a few short moments he would never walk again. He made the decision to jump off a cliff into the water below, never knowing how incredibly shallow it was. As he hit the rocks beneath the surface, he severed his spinal cord from the T12 to the L3 vertebrae. He was 25.

Always Climb Higher by Jeff Pagels

Story of the comeback from a devastating spinal cord injury in 1984 to Jeff Pagels and how he came back to be the fastest USA Nordic Disabled Skier in the world and then abandoned competition against others to just compete with himself by climbing mountains and other extreme outdoor pursuits.

Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer

Located at the intersection of sports and disability, this book tells the story of power soccer - the first competitive team sport specifically designed for power wheelchair users.

Questions with Bob Sansevere Quadriplegic athlete Jennifer Peterson

In 1983, at age 17, Jennifer Peterson was injured while downhill skiing. The injury left her a quadriplegic, with no use of her legs...