TQ3884 : Paralympics swimming, Josef Craig of GB finishes first

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Paralympics swimming, Josef Craig of GB finishes first
Paralympics swimming, Josef Craig of GB finishes first
This is the finish of the men's 400 metre freestyle S7 race. Josef Craig of Great Britain who has cerebral palsy has just finished first; a single red lamp has lit up on his starting block to show this. The second and third swimmers will get two and three lamps lit. Like all GB swimmers he wears a red swimming cap - this makes them easy for spectators to spot.
Paralympics swimming
In the paralympics swimming races there are classes for physically and visually disabled competitors. There are a number of different classifications, depending on the degree of disability; the system gives close competition even between people with quite different disabilities which affect their performance to the same degree. Competitors are helped in various ways, some being helped onto the starting block, others being helped into and out of the water. Blind swimmers have helpers who tap them just before they turn or finish.
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Thursday, 6 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 10 September, 2012
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