TQ3884 : Paralympics swimmers with different backstroke styles

near to Stratford, Newham, Great Britain

Paralympics swimmers with different backstroke styles
Paralympics swimmers with different backstroke styles
This is the men's 50 metre backstroke S4 race, the swimmers shown before the race in TQ3884 : Paralympics swimmers helped before the start. They are using different swimming styles depending on their disabilities, but it is a close race.
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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Tuesday, 11 September, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 380 842 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.4057N 0:0.6472W
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