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Ludwig Guttmann Google Doodle honours

Ludwig Guttmann Google Doodle honours


Google Doodle Honours Ludwig Guttmann, Who Founded … Sat, 03 Jul 2021 01:00:00 +0100-The search engine updated their famous Doodle to honour the Paralympic movement founder, with a Doodle on what would be his 122nd birthday on Saturday, …

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Google Doodle honours Ludwig Guttmann

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Google Doodle honours Ludwig Guttmann

Google has honoured Ludwig Guttmann in their latest Google Doodle.

The search engine updated their famous Doodle to honour the Paralympic movement founder, with a Doodle on what would be his 122nd birthday on Saturday, July 3rd. 

The site honours the “Father of the Paralympic Movement, Guttmann was the medical pioneer who created the Paralympic Games”

Trost-born Guttmann organised an archery competition for wheelchair users, which later came to be known as the “Stoke Mandeville Games”. These games later evolved into the Paralympic Games.

In 1960 the Games went international resulting in around 400 athletes with disabilities from across the world competing.

The Jewish doctor arrived in the UK as a refugee having fled Nazi Germany just before the Second World War.

Guttmann suffered a heart attack in October 1979 and died on March 18, 1980, aged 80. 

 

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Google Doodle honours Ludwig Guttmann

Google has honoured Ludwig Guttmann in their latest Google Doodle.

The search engine updated their famous Doodle to honour the Paralympic movement founder, with a Doodle on what would be his 122nd birthday on Saturday, July 3rd. 

The site honours the “Father of the Paralympic Movement, Guttmann was the medical pioneer who created the Paralympic Games”

Trost-born Guttmann organised an archery competition for wheelchair users, which later came to be known as the “Stoke Mandeville Games”. These games later evolved into the Paralympic Games.

In 1960 the Games went international resulting in around 400 athletes with disabilities from across the world competing.

The Jewish doctor arrived in the UK as a refugee having fled Nazi Germany just before the Second World War.

Guttmann suffered a heart attack in October 1979 and died on March 18, 1980, aged 80. 


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Google Doodle honours Ludwig Guttmann Sat, 03 Jul 2021 01:00:00 +0100-Google honoured Sir Ludwig Guttmann, who founded the Paralympic movement, with a Doodle on his 122nd birth anniversary on Saturday.

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Google Doodle Honours Ludwig Guttmann, Who Founded Paralympic Movement

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Ludwig Guttman was born on July 3, 1899 in Tost, Germany.

Google honoured Sir Ludwig Guttmann, who founded the Paralympic movement, with a Doodle on his 122nd birth anniversary on Saturday. The illustration was made by Baltimore-based guest artist Ashanti Fortson.

The doodle “celebrates the 122nd birthday of Jewish, German-born British neurologist Professor Sir Ludwig “Poppa” Guttmann, founder of the Paralympic movement,” the Google Doodle website said.

Guttman was born on July 3, 1899 in Tost, Germany, which now comes under Poland. He was forced to leave Germany in wake of the increasing persecution of Jews during the Nazi rule. Guttman, who was one of the top neurosurgeons of Germany that time, escaped to England in 1939 with his family.

As the head of the spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1948, he organised an archery competition for wheelchair users, which later came to be known as the “Stoke Mandeville Games”, breaking down barriers of disability for sports. It later evolved into Paralympic Games.

With global attention, Stoke Mandeville Games went international in 1960 and saw participation of about 400 athletes with disabilities from across the world.

Guttmann was knighted by Britain's Queen in 1966. He died on March 18, 1980.


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