32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games Begin in Richmond

32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games Begin in Richmond

June 25, 2012

WASHINGTON – More than 500 of America’s best wheelchair athletes, all disabled U.S. military Veterans, have arrived in Richmond, Va., for the 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held June 25-30.

Veterans will compete in 17 different sports, including air guns, archery, basketball, bowling, field, handcycling, nine-ball, a motorized wheelchair relay, power soccer, quad rugby, softball, swimming, table tennis, track and field, trapshooting, weightlifting and wheelchair slalom.  For the third year, stand-up events will be held in archery and table tennis for athletes who have amputations and choose to compete using prosthetic devices instead of their wheelchairs.

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Reviewed/Updated Date: June 25, 2012

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