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Tag: Wheelchair Sports

Accident survivor making a name in wheelchair tennis

Published: December 3, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

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 wheelchair tennis, graduated from Southeast Community College, and even got married.

So what could possibly be next?

“We have a goal of competing in the Paralympics in 2020,” said Kevin Heim, his wheelchair tennis coach.

Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer

Published: August 11, 2015

power-soccer-book-coverAbout: Sports are everywhere in American society, and given their prominence in the culture, it is easy to understand how most youth in the United States face pressure to participate in organized sports. But what does this mean for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who live with one or more physical disabilities and, in particular, those in powered wheelchairs?

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. Beginning in France in the 1970s, today, over sixty teams compete within the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA) and the sport is actively played in over thirty countries.

Disabled veterans refuse to let their injuries slow them down

Published: August 7, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – If you told Army veteran Donald Thomas he would end up speeding down a mountain one day, he’d tell you that you we’re crazy.

World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2015 team lists published

Published: January 28, 2015

wheelchair-curling-Paralympic-pictogramEarlier today, World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2015 published the team lists on their website for the upcoming event.

The Canadian team includes Ina Forrest, Dennis Thiessen, Sonja Gaudet, Mark Ideson and Marie Wright. They are coached by Joe Rea. They come into the event as reigning Paralympic medalists. They beat Russia 5 – 4, and Canada defeated Sweden 7 – 4 in group play in Sochi.

Thirty-eight year old Ideson, who is from London, Ontario, was an alternate on the 2013 gold medal winning world championship team, and was also a member of the 2014 Winter Paralympic gold medal winning team.

Spinal injury proves no barrier to competing in sport

Published: April 13, 2014

Mark Bonnar Inter Spinal Unit GamesA MAN left paralysed after a diving accident in Tenerife has made a five hundred mile round trip to compete in the Inter Spinal Unit Games.

Marc Bonnar, who was paralysed after the accident in a swimming pool in 2012, was part of the team from the North of England Spinal Cord Injury Centre in Middlesbrough who travelled to Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire.

The 24-year-old animation design graduate from Ingleby Barwick joined other patients from around the country and the Republic of Ireland to take part in the 27th Inter Spinal Unit Games organised by WheelPower – the national charity for wheelchair sports.

How iRoll Sports

Published: February 4, 2014

Our mission is to inspire athletes to perform at their peak through a combination of innovative products and a unique approach. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best adaptive sport equipment possible, geared toward helping people reach the next level in fitness and sports. No “Medical Supply” stores here.

Jacob Sharff, a ParaTriathlete born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL started How iRoll Sports, LLC in 2013. An athlete and competitor to the core, Jacob never made excuses after being paralyzed from a car accident in 1999 at the age of 16.

Adaptive Sports Equipment Inc.

Published: September 12, 2013
Adaptive Sports Equipment
Adaptive Sports Equipment

We strive to supply athletes with unique needs with the appropriate specialized equipment for a wide range of athletic disciplines.