Cycling at the Paralympic Games is made up of two disciplines: Road Cycling and Track Cycling. Did you know? Handcycling – for athletes with lower limb disabilities – was introduced at the Athens 2004 Games. Athletes from more than forty countries compete in Paralympic Cycling. Cyclists must wear protective helmets, the colour of which reflects.
Nine-year-old Cody McCasland has more than 20 artificial legs so he can take part in all sports and beat his able-bodied friends - despite having his own amputated. The determined boy, who dreams of winning a Paralympic gold, has running, walking and sitting down legs so he can get around - and win at every event. Cody was born without any tibia or knee bones, and had to have the bottom half of his legs amputated as a toddler.
Team Hoyt-a father and his physically disabled son who compete in a huge variety of races including the ultimate-Ironman. Dad Dick swims pulling his son Rick in an inflatable boat behind him, then cycles with him on a specially adapted chair bike, then runs pushing Rick's chair in front on him. And they still complete the Ironman in under the cut off time. Inspiration is not the word!