Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Horrific Crash at the Paralympics!

At yesterday's 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, a huge pileup occurred in the final seconds of the women's 5000 meters, with six of eleven racers getting taken out in the last 500 m of the race.


Canada's Diane Roy, who set a Paralympic record with a time of 11:45:03, was awarded the gold. But after three of the nations competing protested, officials decided the race would be re-run.

In other Paralympics news, the Brits are raking in the medal count.

Anthony Lappe made it a perfect 11 out of 11 for Britain in cycling events, with a gold in the men's sprint for the visually impaired! Here he is pictured with pilot Barney Storey, whose wife Sarah Storey won gold for Britain in cycling as well.


Check out highlights of yesterday's events from Paralympic.tv's YouTube channel - including Lappe's gold medal (world record setting to boot) run, and that wild crash...



Links:


After crash, women's wheelchair 5,000 will try again (Universal Sports)
Paralympics: Swimmers and cyclists add five golds to British haul (The Guardian

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1 comment:

ethanator1088 said...

I really do hope they are all OK.

That was crazy.