Paralympics

French Alpine skier wins Best Female Athlete of Sochi 2014 Paralympics award

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - Marie Bochet has been voted the IPC's Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images French Alpine skier Marie Bochet has been chosen as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014 after a public vote.

Forensics expert's testimony called into question at Pistorius murder trial

By Zjan Shirinian

Forensics expert Roger Dixon holds a magazine rack as he explains its position in the toilet where Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead ©FP/Getty ImagesApril 17 - The testimony of a forensics expert has come under fierce scrutiny at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius.

Pistorius murder trial hears graphic details of Steenkamp's injuries

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius lowered his head as graphic details of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's injuries were given in court ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Graphic details of the fatal injuries sustained by Reeva Steenkamp when she was shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius have been given at the athlete's murder trial.

New slalom Para-snowboard event to be pioneered after successful Sochi debut

By Nick Butler

Plans are in place to increase the number of Para-snowboard events following a successful debut at Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Plans are in place to introduce a new slalom snowboarding discipline to the Paralympic programme following the successful debut of the sport at Sochi 2014.

São Paulo to host coaching and classification workshops ahead of Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games

By Gary Anderson

April 16 – Specially selected individuals will take part in coaching and classification workshops in São Paulo this week ©Getty Images Around 75 people from 13 countries in Continental America will attend coaching and classification workshops in São Paulo as part of the build-up to next year's Parapan American Games in Toronto.

Hosts dominate medals table as IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing comes to close

By Paul Osborne

The third and final day of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing has come to a close ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - As the third and final day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing, China comes to a close, it is the hosts, who, unsurprisingly, came out the dominant victors, securing almost four times as many medals as their closest rivals.

Ya-Ting Liu breaks 15-year-old Asian record at IPC Athletics Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne

Ya-Ting Liu broke a 15-year-old Asian record in the women's F12 Javelin competition on day two of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Ya-Ting Liu of Chinese Taipei has smashed a 15-year-old Asian record to romp to victory in the women's F12 Javelin competition on day two of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing, China.

Pistorius fired gun with "sole purpose" of killing girfriend

By Zjan Shirinian

After seven days of gruelling cross-examination, Oscar Pistorius' testimony came to an end today ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Oscar Pistorius read out the Valentine's Day card from his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp which he was due to open on the day he killed her, after being accused of firing his gun with the "sole purpose" of shooting her dead.

Measures to help children with intellectual disabilities unveiled by Special Olympics Malawi

By Nick Butler

It is hoped the scheme will allow more local children of all backgrounds to participate in sport in Malawi ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - A range of measures to ensure children with intellectual disabilities live in a conducive and discrimination-free environment have been unveiled by Special Olympics Malawi.
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