Getting Into A Racing Wheelchair

1.30.2015
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Brittany Déjean
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Brittany Déjean

You may have seen wheelchair races blazing around tracks at the Paralympics or other competitions, showered in medals and praise, but let's also take a look at what it takes to get there.

It maybe less glamorous than an exciting photo finish, but it's just as important to see that above all, that these incredible athletes are humans just like everyone else.

Eric Ting represented Singapore in wheelchair racing in the Beijing '08 Paralympics, but before he speeds down any track, he has to get into the actual chair. There are a lot of factors that make transferring different for each individual, and Eric has assistance to fit properly in.

There's a lot of hard work and adaptation that goes into being a successful athlete, regardless of the sport.

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