History Sports Athletics Athletics is a traditional Olympic and Paralympic sport and has been on the Paralympic programme since the first Games in Rome 1960, and a part of the Stoke Mandeville Games prior to that. Visually-impaired runner James Brown James Brown won gold as a visually-impaired runner at New York in 1984. He also coached and acted as a guide runner for Darren Cook, a completely blind middle-distance runner, when he took three gold medals at the World Youth Games for the Disabled at St Etienne in the 1980s. Read more Archive Film Footage of the 1984 Stoke Mandeville Games Including Dorothy Ripley taking gold and the world record in the women's shot put. Transitioning from rugby to amputee running Danny Crates talks about transitioning from able bodied rugby to amputee running. Read more Middle distance amputee running Danny Crates discusses middle distance running as an amputee. Read more Commentating at London 2012 Danny Crates talks about commentating at the London 2012 Games. Read more Ernie Guild takes up Shot Put "As a disabled person, I was probably luckier than a lot of others… because I have always done a lot of medicine ball work and things like that so I have upper body strength." Read more Isabel Newstead - a short biography Born Isabel Barr in Glasgow, Isabel swam competitively as a young girl. In her late teens her spinal cord was damaged by a virus which left her paralysed from the neck down. Read more John Harris Describes his Long Journey Into Athletics "As a teenager I had always been into sport: I used to do gymnastics, rugby and boxing – a bit of everything. So my accident was completely devastating for me. They fixed up my body, but they couldn’t fix my head." Read more Paralympics legacy Tony Griffin talks about what the Paralympics means to him. Read more Shot Put and Discus Throwing A video of discus and shot put being played in Stoke Mandeville and at the 1964 Tokyo Games.