London 2012: Wheelchair rugby hopes to make it big in London

The hi-tech aluminium and titanium chairs which the players use are specially made to withstand plenty of on-court crashing, bashing and smashing which can leave players prone on the court, but at the same time there is no shortage of skill on show in a game where men and women play together on the same team.


GB suffered the heartbreak of losing out in the bronze medal play-offs at both the Athens and Beijing Paralympics, and despite being four-time European champions they have also botched to deliver a medal at the World Championships.


“To be honest, I don’t think about not medalling. You can’t let those negative thoughts come in – you have to think positive. We are hitting the targets we need to hit and we are pleased so far.


“We are certainly on track for what we are trying to achieve. We have a very young squad so it is an exciting time for us.”

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