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Historic wheelchair skateboarding backflip

Aaron Fotheringham talks to Dr Gene Emmer
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Aaron skateboarding

Aaron Fotheringham is one of a small, but growing group of elite wheelchair athletes who have taken up the challenge of wheelchair skateboarding. He recently became the first known person ever to do a backflip somersault in a wheelchair.

Wheelchair skateboarders do with their wheelchairs, what other athletes do with their skateboards. They make spectacular leaps and jumps from amazing heights and try not to injure themselves in the process.

NewDisability.Com (ND) caught up with Aaron and got to know him better.

Interview with Aaron Fotheringham

Aaron Fotheringham (22K)

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Interview republished with permission from NewDisability.Com: 4 September 2006

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