Ludwig Guttmann demonstrates a pinprick classification test on Australian athlete Robert McIntyre, using the pin from his identity card to check the response of sensation at different levels in his body. All Paralympic athletes are required to undergo classification before they can compete. Guttmann was the founder of the Paralympic Games and continued to play an active role in the Paralympic movement until his death in 1980.
Date: August 1972
Author: This image is a still from a film made by Donald Worley about Australia's participation at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, Germany.