Gabriel practices with two coaches and several other kids. The coaches teach Gabriel and his teammates how to speed up, slow down, turn, and stop in their chairs.
In November 2017, Gabriel competed in a 400-meter race. He was nervous but excited as the athletes lined up to start. When an official shouted “Go,” Gabriel took off pushing as hard as he could. In about two minutes and 30 seconds, he crossed the finish line. He had won!
Gabriel loves everything about wheelchair racing, he says. And he’s not worried when it gets difficult. “When something seems hard, you have to keep trying. Eventually you will get it,” he says.