Paralympics

Reigning champions and Paralympic gold medallists gearing up for Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The big guns of Australia and the United States are conducting final preparations ahead of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships ©Getty Images As the clock ticks down to the start of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, the teams are conducting final preparations before tip-off, including reigning champions the United States, who are looking for a fifth world title, and Paralympic champions Australia, seeking their first.

Prince Harry speaks of "real struggle" organising inaugural Invictus Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Prince Harry has spoken about organising the inaugural Invictus Games during an interview on Radio 2 ©Getty ImagesPrince Harry has spoken of the "real struggle" he has had organising the inaugural Invictus Games - a competition for injured members of the armed forces.

Defending champions Ukraine to take on The Netherlands in European Football 7-a-side Championship final

By Gary Anderson

The finalists at this year's European Football 7-a-side Championships have been decided ©AFP/Getty ImagesDefending champions Ukraine edged past great rivals Russia via a thrilling penalty shoot-out to reach the final of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) Football 7-a-Side European Championships in Maia, Portugal.

Four-time Sochi 2014 medallist Etherington added to Britain's Paralympic Day line-up

By Gary Anderson

Jade Etherington is set to appear at National Paralympic Day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next month ©Getty Images British Alpine skiing star Jade Etherington and guide Caroline Powell are set to attend National Paralympic Day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next month as Britain gears up to celebrate the second edition of the event.

Paralympic long jump champion Rehm banned from competing with able-bodied athletes

By Zjan Shirinian

Markus Rehm is being prevented from competing alongside able-bodied long jumpers at the European Athletics Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesParalympic long jump champion Markus Rehm has been banned from competing in the European Athletics Championships next month because, it is claimed, his carbon-fibre prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.

Russia and Ukraine to meet in semi-final of CPISRA Football 7-a-Side European Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Russia played Ukraine in the Paralympic final at London 2012 ©AFP/Getty ImagesRussia and Ukraine will play each other in a crucial football 7-a-side semi-final amid ongoing tensions between the two countries on the political stage.

United States names Para-cycling squad packed full of gold medallists for World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Megan Fisher is among 15 Paralympians named on the US squad for the Para-cyclinf Road World Championships ©Getty Images The United States has named a 44-strong squad for next month's International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Road World Championships that contains seven reigning champions as well as a host of Paralympic gold medallists.

Wheelchair racers Tahti and Schuh in confident mood ahead of Swansea sprint showdown

By Zjan Shirinian

Four-time Paralympic champion Leo-Pekka Tahti is in confident mood ahead of competing in Swansea ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe two main players in the T54 wheelchair sprint races are talking up their chances ahead of their track showdown at next month's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships.

Anti-doping campaign to take place at Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The IWRF is running a Say No To Doping campaign at the upcoming World Championships ©IWRFThe International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) is set to run an anti-doping campaign at its World Championships which get underway in Odense, Denmark on Friday (August 1).
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