Paralympics

Horrie in a hurry as Australia win two golds and silver on Para-rowing world finals day

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's Erik Horrie retained his AS men's single scull title at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam  ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesAustralia took the lion's share of the medals as the Para-rowing events held their finals at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, taking two golds - through Erik Horrie in the Arms and Shoulders (AS) men's single sculls and Gavin Bellis and Kathryn Ross in the Trunk and Arms (TA) mixed double sculls - and silver in the Legs, Trunk and Arms (LTA) mixed double sculls thanks to Jeremy McGrath and Kathleen Murdoch.

Pearson successfully defends individual Grade Ib title at World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

Lee Pearson (centre) celebrates clinching the Grade Ib individual title at the World Equestrian Games ©FEILee Pearson of Great Britain has successfully defended his Grade Ib individual title at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

Schmidt and Santos take AS single sculls B finals at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Germany's para-rower Johannes Schmidt, winner of the AS single sculls B final today in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesGermany's Johannes Schmidt won the B final of the Arms and Shoulders (AS) men's single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam today.

Strong second day for British Para-dressage riders at World Equestrian Games

By Emily Goddard

Sara Morganti with Royal Delight scored a thrilling top spot at today’s Round 1 Grade Ia team competition at the World Equestrian Games ©FEIGreat Britain enjoyed a successful second day in the Para-dressage events at the World Equestrian Games with leaders in both the Grade IV and Grade II team test in Normandy.

Brazilian mixed doubles scullers hold off Israel by a second at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Rowing on day three of the World Championships on Amsterdam's Bosbaan Lake had to be suspended when wind conditions changed ©Getty ImagesIn a thrilling finish to the TA mixed double sculls repechage on the third day of racing at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, the Brazilian Para-rowing pairing of Josiane Lima and Michel Gomes Pessanha finished just a second ahead of Israel's Reuven Magnagey and Yuliya Cnernoy in a time of 4min 49.27sec, with both qualifying for the A final.

London Wasps partners up with Invictus Games to promote event at upcoming match

By Gary Anderson

Wasps star James Haskell (right) joined British team member Ben Steele to launch a partnership with the organisers of the Invictus Games ©Invictus GamesA partnership between Aviva Premiership outfit London Wasps and the Invictus Games will see the rugby side wear a special limited edition shirt to promote the event during its upcoming match with Saracens.

Aggar makes splash at World Rowing Championships as conditions calm

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's 2008 Paralympic champion Tom Aggar made best use of the calm conditions in the AS single sculls at the FISA World Rowing Championships  ©Getty ImagesPara-rowers making their first appearance at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam did not have to contend with the gusty conditions which all but turned the opening day into one of time trials rather than six-lane racing - and Great Britain's former Paralympic champion Tom Aggar took full advantage.

Iranian and Iraqi National Paralympic Committees sign co-operation deal

By Zjan Shirinian

The National Paralympic Committees of Iraq and Iran signed the Memorandum of Understanding last week ©NPC IranThe National Paralympic Committees (NPC) of Iran and Iraq have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in an effort to build co-operation between the two countries.

Tokyo 2020 celebrate Paralympic values with six years to go until Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Tokyo 2020 have marked six years to go until the start of the Paralympics by celebrating the values of the Games ©Tokyo 2020/TwitterThe values of the Paralympics have been celebrated by organisers of Tokyo 2020 as they mark six years to go until the Games begin.
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