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Athlete’s throwing seat

Posted 15 July 2015 in Awards

The International Paralympics Council sets the rules for seated athletic events, so to participate in these sports, disabled athletes need well-designed throwing seats that conform to these strict regulations.  When athletes from Cheltenham approached Remap Gloucestershire for help, volunteer Peter Vielvoye stepped in.

Peter’s seat design is based on a frame of aluminium tubing with a pole for the athlete to hold onto while throwing.  Gareth Picken has experienced tremendous success with the new seat.  Representing the South West at the School Games in Manchester, he won gold in two events and was given a most improved athlete award.

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