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Researchers at UW develop a method to optimize Paralympic wheelchair designs

Sometimes we lose sight of those who are underrepresented when looking at ways to improve our society. Whenever we are positioned to directly assist others, especially regarding innovation, it is quite beautiful. In this case, we may soon witness the departure of mass-produced wheelchairs and the grand entrance to optimized wheelchairs customized to Paralympic athletes. Enter, Brock Laschowski. Laschowski is […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
alec Elliot prepares to take the plunge into the Wilfrid Laurier University Olymic sized swimming pool before heading to Rio (Paige Bush/ Photo Editor)

Paralympic swimmer Alec Elliot is headed to Rio

Wilfrid Laurier University swim coach, Hans Witolla, took a long pause as he searched for the correct words to describe Paralympic hopeful and Laurier swimmer, Alec Elliot. “Not only has he found that one thing that he can be great at,” said Witolla. “But he has figured out exactly how to do that thing.” As for Elliot, there isn’t a […]

by Josh Peters· · Sports ·