Rob McIntyre in a tussle on the main straight on his way to the bronze medal in the men’s class 5 1500m at the 1984 summer Paralympics. In 1984 racing chairs were getting lighter and thinner, with most athletes in this race (other than McIntyre) using large, thin front wheels and all but one with cambered rear wheels. However, there were still innovations to be made, including changing the ‘feet first’ sitting position.
Date: July 1984
Author: This image is a still from a film made by Donald Worley about Australia's participation at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, England.