[QUOTE=Anchorhandler;486801]I found it good but was a bit perplexed as to how each persons disability was 'categorised' in order to ensure a level playing field....
It must have been difficult deciding which disability was more or less disabling than other disabilities.
For example, some of the athletic running events featured athletes using one normal leg and one blade competing against athletes having to do the same event with two blades.
Same goes for athletes that are 'poor' sighted....
Must have been a bit of a minefield....
I'm truly touched with all replies to this thread, and the support and interest shown with the Paralypics.
As a visitor to Stoke mandeville's inter spinal games many years ago, and being a C6 tetra 90% wheelchair user myself ,I've seen how hard these guy's train for the big events, and their determination to overcome thier disabilities and the effort they put in is something else. considering most have faced total despair and generally been to hell and back, they have fought back relentlessly to achieve there goal's in life.
I was very reluctant to start this thread, bit unsure of able bodied responces, and being personaly judged of ability at sea when that disabled word is mentioned, but now many of you have seen for yourselves what can be achieved, I think many eye's will be opened. thank you!!
ps. The thought of a disabled horse in a wheelchair...imagine
although I have seen a disabled dog with rear wheels fitted.