14/08/2012

Ian Macrae is joined by sports journalist Paul Carter, who tries to simplify and explain the complexities of the Paralympic classifications. David Poyner is Chair if British Blind Sport Archery and tells Tom Deilen from the International Archery Federation that the current classifications mean that blind and partially-sighted archers are put off entering. Tom says that he'd welcome more blind competitors and invites David to submit a proposal.
Nicola Naylor is a blind dressage rider and feels that the rule requiring B1 blind riders to wear a blindfold is discriminatory, as other disabled competitors are not asked to limit the use of their residual ability.
British Dressage respond.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, a gold-winning Paralympian also comments on the current classifications.

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