The postman who pretended to be paraplegic

Ian Moor had qualified to compete in the 1979 National Paraplegic Championships, in events such as table tennis and wheelchair discus. But when a picture of him ran in the Yorkshire Evening Press, people recognized him as their postman, who was fully capable of walking.

His deception revealed, Moor was kicked out of the Paraplegic Championships. But he never faced any criminal charges because he hadn't benefitted financially from his deception in any way.

The Guardian - Aug 23, 1979

Los Angeles Times - Aug 23, 1979

     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 22, 2020
     Category: Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators | Sports | 1970s | Differently Abled, Handicapped, Challenged, and Otherwise Atypical

Imagine Dr. Strangelove as a semi-pro basketball player ...
Posted by KDP on 05/22/20 at 08:57 AM
Well, Dr. Strangelove becomes able to stand in the end, and properly salute his F├╝hrer.
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