Friday June 5, 2020

In His Shoes

Philip Quinlan, 39, Paralympics table tennis player.

1st September, 2012
Philip Quinlan: '99 per cent of the people at the Paralympics are working, and they have a pretty good standard of living.' Photo: Sportsfile

I'm playing in Class 1 of the table tennis which is the most disabled. Most of us in my class have a C6 cervicle [spinal] injury. Someone in Class 5 might have one amputated leg.

I'm playing on August 30 and 31. I'm ranked 11.

And there are dwarves or those who suffered the effects of Thalidomide. They all have a way of playing table tennis. It's quite extraordinary. They are amazingly good.

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