Disability sport ‘trailblazers’ recognised in ‘The Pioneers’ infographic


An infographic created by Bristol Street Versa demonstrates the long standing history and momentum of disability sport worldwide.

Bristol Street Versa provides Motability and wheelchair accessible vehicles to people with a range of requirements and in a quest to ‘provoke discussion’ with their customers as well as the wider demographic, they sought to investigate the historical roots, development and current status of disability sport.

‘We looked to cover a range of athletes of different disciplines who were active at different stages of the past century, to give a broad scope.’ Joshua Carter of Bristol Street Versa explained.

‘We sought help from Paralympic gold medal winning athlete, John Harris, who gave us some perspective on what it feels like to compete and how attitudes to athletes with disabilities might have changed.’

The infographic takes a look at some of the many trailblazers of disability sport through from Sir Ludwig Guttman, the founding father of the Paralympic movement to Pal Szekeres of Hungary for his Olympic and Paralympic fencing success. Also included is George Eyser, the first athlete with an impairment to compete in the Olympic Games in 1904 as well as Eugene Rubens Alcais for his contributions to sport for the hearing impaired.


For more information on Bristol Street Versa, please click here

The full interview with John Harris can be found here