The Athletes

Motion Disabled: Unlimited and the artist Simon Mckeown have been fortunate enough to work with some of Great Britain's most successful and famous Paralympic athletes. 3D motion capture of the athletes movement took place at Centroid's large feature film stage facility at Pinewood Studios in London.

 

Each athlete was dressed and had optical markers attached to their major joint positions, approximately 45 in total. Specialised video cameras then captured the movement with precision and speed along 3 dimensions. This motion has then been applied to the simple representative avatars.

 

Please take a moment review each of the featured atheles biographies aswell as their view on the whole experience. 



tanni1.jpgBaroness Tanni Grey-Thompson 

Born with spina bifida and wheelchair bound. She is considered to be one of the most successful disabled athletes in the UK.

 

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danielle-160.jpgDanielle Brown

Her first international competitive event was at the European Archery Championships in Nymburk in 2006. She has since had a very succesful archery career at various competitions including the 2012 Paralympic Games.

 

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Hannah StodelHannah Stodel

Hannah started sailing at the age of three in a ‘Mirror Dinghy’ at her home club in Brightlingsea, Essex. Hannah was among the first five athletes to have their places in the Paralympics GB team confirmed one year ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

 

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 Ali Jawad Motion CaptureAli Jawad

Has won the British championships twice and has set both a British junior and European junior record. In 2012 he was ranked number 2 in the world for the under 23's category.

 

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Anton Raimondo Motion CaptureAnton Raimondo

Competed in the World Championships USA, his first-ever serious game of sitting volleyball was against an outstanding Bosnia team in Zagreb, just four weeks after he had first heard of the sport. 

 

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Danny Nobbs Motion CaptureDanny Nobbs

Performances during 2012 cemented his position as one of Team GB’s most promising hopes in the lead up to the 2012 Paralympics. In 2012 he was the British Record holder in the F54 Shot Put and during 2012 his throw of 9.72m placed him third in the world and just 20cm shy of an ominous world record.

 

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Kenny Churchill Motion CaptureKenny Churchill

Javelin thrower that has competed in five Summer Paralympics. His accomplishments are winning a bronze in 1992 in Barcelona, a gold in 1996 in Atlanta and at Athens in 2004 he set a new world record with a throw of 48.09.

 

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Rob Richardson Motion CaptureRob Richardson

In 2012 he was the captain of the GB mens sitting volleyball team and was tipped by SportsAid and Deloitte as a ‘podium potential’ for the London 2012.

 

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