A new ideal

Paralympic wheelchair basketball players set their own standards

September 6, 2016
Wheelchair basketball players Steve Serio, right, and Kevin Grant, left, practice together in New York City. Both men say their lives are richer because of the sport. [Image credit: Sandy Ong]

A wheelchair might not seem like a symbol of freedom, but for these wheelchair basketball players, that’s exactly what it is. Sidelined from the┬ásports played by many of their peers, their paths brought them to wheelchair basketball, a sport in which their physicality and athleticism shine. What they found in this sport was intensity and competition that has propelled┬áthem beyond where they thought they could be.

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