This was a state of the art racing wheelchair at the 1984 summer Paralympics. It has a custom made fibreglass seat, small pushrims, minimal tubing, cambered wheels and the front wheels are pushed out in front. Nowadays, it would probably be considered ‘unsafe at any speed’.
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.