You can sense the tension as Susan Davies and Eric Klein compete respectively in the women’s and men’s Double FITA Round (Paraplegic) Archery event at the 1980 summer Paralympics. Davies finished 6th, then won a bronze medal in the same event four years later at her second and final Games. Klein also finished 6th (contrary to the commentary), his best result in the four Games in which he competed, from 1980 to 1992. Archery is one of the foundation sports of the Paralympics, having been contested at every Games. It was the original “Paralympic” sport contested at the first Stoke Mandeville Games in 1948.
Date: June 1980
Author: Video by permission of Don Worley, from the National Film and Sound Archive.