We have engaged the services of one of Australia’s leading exhibition planning, design and interactive specialists, to build one of the only competitive, two player Wheelchair racing simulations in Australia. You can challenge your mates or yourself in this realistic Paralympic experience and see if you can beat the current World Record as you go.
Wheelchair racing is the racing of wheelchairs in track and road races. Wheelchair racing is open to athletes with any qualifying type of disability, amputees, spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy. The specialised wheelchairs allow the athletes to reach speeds of 30 km/h or more. It is one of the most prominent forms of Paralympic competitions.
Louise Sauvage is an Australian legend of wheelchair racing. She was just 16 when she participated at her first IPC Athletics World Championships, where she won gold in the 100m in world record time. She went on to change the sport of wheelchair racing by becoming one of its first truly professional athletes and, in the process, dominated it for a decade raising the profile and perception of Paralympic sport and Paralympic athletes in Australia and around the world. Highlights of Louise’s sporting performances include nine gold, and four silver medals from four Paralympic Games, from Barcelona (1992) to Athens (2004), including four gold medals and two world records in Atlanta in 1996. She won Paralympic gold medals in every distance from 100m to 5000m.