Although David Wagner seems to have secured a ticket to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, with the top-40 ranked players qualifying by May, he refuses to settle for less than being the world’s best. He has a chance to earn enough points to reclaim the top seed at his upcoming matches – Japan Open and World Team Cup in May – and give himself a good position to win his first-ever Paralympic gold medal in singles competition.
Sharon Hedrick of U.S.A. set a world record for women’s 800-meter wheelchair race. Sharon won the gold medal in the 800 m wheelchair race at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games, setting world records both times. She also won six gold, four silver, and two bronze medals as a Paralympian in athletics, swimming, and basketball. Before she competed in the Olympics and Paralympics, Sharon was the first female wheelchair athlete to enter and complete the Boston Marathon (1976)