Richard Powell (athlete)

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Richie Powell
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Birth name Richard Powell
Sport Wheelchair racing

Richard 'Richie' Powell (born ca. 1971) is a British wheelchair racer.

After a motorcycle accident on 30 June 1989, at the age of 18, he became paralysed from the chest down. He took up sports when he spent a year at the Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff, as the spinal unit had a sports club.[1]

He represented Great Britain at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in the men's 100 m, and 200m TW3.[2]

He has taken part in the 1994 Commonwealth Games, and the 1998 IPC World Championships.


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