The CP (Cerebral Palsy) World Games were held in Nottingham this month, and local boy Ben Rees, who swims for England, showed off his new Loopwheels on and off the poolside.
Ben did extremely well at the CP World Games. He got through to all his finals after the heats. He broke all his personal best times, and won 4 Silver and 2 Gold medals. His Dad Bill told us:
“He found the loopwheels less tiring than normal wheels especially with the uneven paving around Nottingham. I don’t know if this helped with his races, but I would imagine it did as he reported his arms were less tired.”
Thanks to Ben and his Dad for sharing these photos from the competition. One was taken at the start of the 400m freestyle, in which he went on to win gold, and the other is of Ben collecting the medal.
We’re really delighted that Ben did so well, and very happy that he feels Loopwheels are helping him achieve his best.
For more information about the CP World Games, hosted by Cerebral Palsy Sport – England and Wales, follow the link: http://www.cpsport.org/nottingham-2015-world-games/ As well as swimming, the Games included competition in athletics, bowls, para taekwondo, table cricket, and staged the inaugural IFCPF Under 19 CP Football 7-a-side World Championships.