ParalympicGB boccia player Nigel Murray on his kit for the Games – Telegraph

Wheelchairs

I compete in a sports-specific wheelchair, although some of the other boccia athletes just use their day chairs. My sports chair is a manual wheelchair and is nothing special.

It is a standard type of sports chair that gets me closer to the flow and allows me to bend forward easier. It gives me greater mobility than my day chair. I can’t compete in my day chair, but it is electric so it gets me around the venue pretty quickly.

Food

Each athlete will bring some little extras like sport drinks, nutritional bars, biscuits and Jaffa Cakes along with them. The added complication for me is that I have diabetes so I have to be careful with very sugary things while also remembering to bring my medication with me.

via Paralympics 2012: ParalympicGB boccia player Nigel Murray on his kit for the Games – Telegraph.

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