When Scott Winkler says he is in London representing his country, it isn’t just lip service.
Before leaving for London just over a week ago to prepare for this year’s Paralympic Games, Winkler was like a child at Christmas when his new wheelchair arrived.
Built by Cook’s Machine Shop in Alaska, his custom-made chair has a red hub, white spokes and blue rims, with a flag cutout on the side. The back of the chair is embroidered with USA Thrower in red, white and blue. It’s a symbol of how deeply he wants to win gold for the United States.