Paralympic Athletes Go for Gold in 'Medal Quest'
Photo: Courtesy of WGBH 'Medal Quest'
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.