Paralympics

High profile Lithuanians try out goalball as country prepares to host European Championships

By Liam Morgan

Double Olympic discus champion Virgilijus Alekna was one of the famous sportsmen to try their hand at goalball ©Getty ImagesFamous Lithuanian sportsmen, politicians and leaders in the arts have tried their hand at goalball for the first time at an event organised to promote the sport ahead of the 2015 International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) Goalball European Championships in Kaunas in July.

Preparations for CPISRA World Games continue with football site visit

By Michael Pavitt

Preparation for three new football fields will begin in February ©CPISRAA site visit has taken place in Nottingham ahead of this year's Cerebral Palsy Football Under-19 World Championships.

Canada and Germany pick up first golds of 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Andrea Eskau secured Germany's first gold medal of the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships ©Getty ImagesCanada and Germany secured their first gold medals of the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships on the opening day of cross-country action in Cable, United States.

Kunieda extends unbeaten run with victory at Melbourne Cup

By Paul Osborne

Japan's Shingo Kunieda extended his win streak to 57 matches with victory at the Melbourne Open ©Getty ImagesShingo Kunieda's winning streak continued as he stormed to victory at the Melbourne Open wheelchair tennis tournament just a week before he begins his Australian Open title defence.

Perfect second run sees Hargin triumph while Vonn bounces back at Alpine Skiing World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

Sweden's Mattias Hargin secured his first World Cup win ©AFP/Getty ImagesAustria was the scene for Mattias Hargin's maiden Alpine Skiing World Cup victory after impressing spectators and rivals with a stunning second run to give him the win in the men's slalom, while in Switzerland, Lindsey Vonn bounced back from a mistake in yesterday's women's downhill to win the Super-G.

London 2012 Paralympian named in Australian able-bodied table tennis squad

By Michael Pavitt

Melissa Tapper and Hu Heming compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesTable Tennis Australia (TTA) have announced that 2012 London Paralympian Melissa Tapper has been named in the Australian able-bodied squad.

Major shock on opening day of IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships as Petushkov fails to medal

By Paul Osborne

Maksym Yarovyi captured gold on the opening day of the IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships ©Getty ImagesThere was a major upset on day one of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships as Ukraine's Maksym Yarovyi powered his way to gold in the men's sitting event while six-time Sochi champion Roman Petushkov failed to make it onto the podium.

Mapp seals historic title with gold at inaugural Para-bobsleigh World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Corie Mapp won the inaugural Para Bobsleigh World Cup event in Austria ©bajanjoeGreat Britain's Corie Mapp made history as he became the first-ever gold medallist at the inaugural International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) Para-bobsleigh World Cup event at Igls, Austria.

World's best Para-skiers prepare for IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships

By Paul Osborne

The IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships will get underway in Cable today with the Opening Ceremony ©Getty ImagesThe world's top Nordic skiers have finally made the trip to Cable, United States, as they touch up on final preparations ahead of the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships.
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