Transcript: And here’s Cherrie Ireland from Australia. Cherrie, who comes from Queensland, had quite a good run to finish sixth. A one second penalty is added to the total elapsed time for each fouling on a marker.
Australian athlete Cherrie Ireland competes in the women’s Class 3 wheelchair slalom event at the 1972 summer Paralympics. In wheelchair slalom, athletes completed an obstacle course through cones and up and down ramps, as quickly and cleanly as possible. Ireland competed in athletics and swimming at the Games, without winning any medals. Her time in the Wheelchair Slalom scored her sixth place.
Date: August 1972
Author: Video by permission of Don Worley, from the National Film and Sound Archive.