Athletes with quadriplegia have difficulty controlling their body temperature and hot and humid conditions can massively affect performance if the athlete and their team are not careful. Fabian Blattman went for bare feet and a shade towel as he waited for his event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics. It worked for Blattman, who won gold in the T50 1500m and silver in the 800m.
Date: August 1996
Author: Image taken by John Sherwell for Sport The Library. All rights held by Paralympics Australia.