Story 28: Extinct Wheelchair Sports
Over the past 28 days, we’ve seen how wheelchair technology has become more advanced, new sports have been created, and rule changes have made existing sports more exciting and competitive. Athletes no longer have to compete in at least 5 events if they want to go to an international games and federal carding money and professional leagues now allow athletes to train full time.
But the shift from wheelchair sports being seen as “recreational opportunities for the disabled” to being seen as elite sports did not benefit every sport. Today, we take a look back at a few wheelchair sports that have gone the way of the dinosaur.