Women’s 1500m wheelchair event at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics

Date: July 30, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

 

Wheelchair racer Louise Sauvage was one of the biggest names at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics and was accorded the honour of lighting the flame at the opening ceremony. ┬áHer first event – the 800m – did not go according to plan as she suffered a crash. It represented her first loss in the event┬ásince 1992. The 1500m provided her with another opportunity to claim a gold medal at a home Paralympics.