Topics » Sports   Aug. 21, 2012

Paralympic Athletes Go for Gold in 'Medal Quest'

CYCLING

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RUDY GARCIA-TOLSONANJALI FORBER-PRATTWARRIOR GAMESWHEELCHAIR POWERCHEETAH LEGSPLAYING BLINDJUDO FIGHTERSRUSSELL WOLFECYCLINGBLAKE LEEPER

CYCLING

Paralympic cycling is open to athletes with a variety of disabilities. Those who are visually impaired compete on tandem bicycles with a sighted teammate. Those with cerebral palsy compete using standard racing bikes or tricycles. Amputees and athletes with other locomotor disabilities compete in road races using cycles specifically constructed for their needs.


See all of WGBH's "Medal Quest" coverage of the 2012 American Paralympic Athletes.

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