The men’s 100m sprint event for men’s TS1 classification – leg amputees – at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics was hotly contested. Australians Kerrod McGregor (far left) and Mark Whiteman (second from left) finished out of the medals, while Switzerland’s Lukas Christen launched himself at the line to take silver and a spectacular tumble. Christen is wearing new technology – a carbon fibre ‘blade’ leg, while most other runners are wearing older technology, ending in prosthetic feet inserted into standard running shoes.
Date: September 1992
Author: Norman Bailey, photographer