Ouch, nasty. But I was just wondering how she was propelling the other wheelchairs while propelling her own!
With one hand she was propelling her own chair, with her other hand she was pushing some 20 left-over abandonned wheelchairs.
I kid you not.
Despite us having held the Paralympics last year, I have to keep reminding myself that not everyone in the wheelchair disciplines is actually normally a wheelchair user - I just assume nobody's come up with prosthetics yet which are sufficiently stress-resistant to allow you to run from side to side on a court in the same way you can run forwards round a track.
Yeah, good point, I always wonder in what ways the PTB decide how much or less an athlete is indeed a paralyzed athlete, as it's so difficult to distinguish one's remaining physical abilities between, say, someone with a broken neck and someone who's lost his/her legs to cancer, just to name a nasty, extreme example.
Ms. Vergeer, however, is totally bound to her wheelchair.
It might become interesting if anyone would offer her - or rather, her younger colleagues, as she's reaching the age of retirement by now - some ingenious kind of prosthetics, like happened with those runners.