Racing wheelchair used by Kurt Fearnley, Beijing Paralympic Games, 2008

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Wheelchair
Date Used
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Wheelchair. Wheelchair has three wheels attached in a triangular formation, with a single wheel attached at front centre, and two larger, angled wheels, one on each side of seat section. Seat is covered with padding and tape for comfort and is situated atop a lightweight blue frame, an arm of which extends out in from of the seat to reach the front wheel. Manufacturer (Invacare) and brand (Top End) logos are printed on the sides of the forward arm extension of the wheelchair frame. A metal steering and braking mechanism is attached to the wheelchair frame behind the front wheel. Side wheels have black plastic hubcabs to protect the spokes from damage during competition. Sticker attached to left wheel relates to a previous shipping transit of the wheelchair. A small platform extends from the bottom of the frame below the seat towards the back of the wheelchair.
0 - Whole: H: 685 W: 597 D: 1879mm (H: 26 15/16 W: 23 1/2 D: 74")
0 - Whole: 7kg 800g (17lbs 3 1/8oz)
Date Used
On display
Registration No
Credit Line
Anonymously donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum in 2017.




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