Rowing to feature in 2014 LimbPower Games
Amputees are invited to have a go at rowing at the 2014 LimbPower Games, alongside more than a dozen different sports.
Taking place on 17-18th May at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium, this year’s LimbPower Games will feature indoor rowing alongside swimming, cycling, athletics, football, power-lifting, archery, fencing, shooting, tennis, table tennis, badminton, sitting-volleyball, basketball, judo, cue sports and dancing.
Whether you are a new amputee or are new to sport, the LimbPower Games offer a fun and relaxed introduction to a wide range of sporting opportunities – with a mentor to help you find your way around.
More than 560 people have taken part in the six LimbPower Games to date, including London 2012 Paralympian Martine Wright.
“I attended the Amputee Games in 2009 after losing both my legs in the 7th July London tube bombings,” said Wright, who competed in the sitting volleyball event at London 2012. “The event gave me the opportunity to try different Paralympic sports in a relaxed environment but also gave me the opportunity to meet people who had been through similar experiences to myself. Sport has given me my confidence back, it got me out meeting like-minded people and gave me a goal again and a new dream to work towards. This is all thanks to the Amputee Games and LimbPower for introducing sport back into my life again. So thank you and if anyone is thinking of going, don’t just think about it, just go, you will not look back!”
For more information about this year’s LimbPower Games, visit: www.limbpower.com/amputee-games.