Paralympic Powerlifter, Ali Jawad, is reaping the benefits of one of the world’s lightest wheelchairs.
The Ottobock Avantgarde manual wheelchair weighs as little as 8.7kg thanks to its aluminium tube frames.
It offers active wheelchair users numerous options from push handles, caster wheels and is available in a large range of colours to match any personality.
Now in its fourth generation the wheelchair is also compact, has an extremely small folding size and is crash tested.
“For me it has been the perfect fit, it has changed my life for the better,” said Ali.
The Paralympian, who has suffered from Crohn’s disease, said one of the main advantages of having a lighter chair was when doing long pushes: “It allows me to be more mobile and free,” he said.
Ali uses his chair for the majority of the time, whether at home (particularly when cooking as it is the perfect height), going to the shops and also at the gym.
He is now looking forward to taking his Avantgarde to the Paralympics, knowing the chair is durable and robust and will withstand all of the traveling and the amount of distance it will need to do around the Paralympic village.