Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bulbul Hussain, 38 Wheelchair Rugby

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bulbul Hussain, 38 Wheelchair Rugby

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Byline: Jasmine Gardner

Home: Whitechapel The sport explained: Wheelchair rugby is a fast-paced game played on an indoor court. Heavy wheelchair-to-wheelchair contact is integral to the game. Teams score goals when a player in possession of the ball crosses two wheels of his or her wheelchair over the goal line. To qualify players must have impairment in all four limbs. Teams contain up to 12 players each given a point rating from 0.5 (most physically impaired) to 3.5 (least impaired) according to their disability. Only four players can be on court at any time with a total of eight disability points between them.

Bulbul's disability: A road accident in 1994 left him with a spinal cord injury. He has no function in his hands, some restriction to his arm movement and no movement in his lower body. For Wheelchair Rugby Bulbul is classified as a "one pointer".

Sporting bling: Fourth place at Beijing 2008 Paralympics. Fourth place at the World Championships New Zealand 2006. …

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