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MEDAL QUEST | What Makes a Champion? | Titanium Chairs and Cheetah Legs | PBS

Paralympians show off the high-tech wizardry that is part of today's elite level competition, and describe the impact that new designs, new materials, and new technologies have had on their sports. "Engineering's a big part of this." Cyclist Allison Jones describes modifications she's made on her bike. "You would think that person was born with the chair attached to them" -- that's how one athlete describes the perfect fit for a sports wheelchair.MEDAL QUEST offers an unprecedented look into these high-stake games and the athletes that play them, and is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston in association with the US Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee. More at: http://pbs.org/medalquest
Length: 03:50

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