September 08, 2008

Cowichan wheelchair basketball champ

Interview with Richard Peter Aboriginal CWBA ChampionIndian Country Today spoke with Richard Peter, Cowichan, Aboriginal Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association basketball player. Peter spoke from his hotel room in Beijing after a long day of sightseeing. He was resting for the night and preparing himself for the 2008 paralympic games being held in Beijing.

Injured in a bus accident at the age of four, Richard found himself in a wheelchair. Undaunted by his circumstances, Richard embraced his life's situation and still climbed the ladder to athletic success. To date, Richard has won 18 international medals and 13 national medals in wheelchair basketball.

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