Paralympics

Houdet quietly confident of retaining US Open wheelchair tennis title

By Emily Goddard

Stéphane Houdet is hoping to retain his US Open title this week ©Getty ImagesFrench wheelchair tennis player Stéphane Houdet has said he is confident of retaining his US Open title at the tournament, which is due to get underway at Flushing Meadows in New York City on Thursday (September 4).

Sochi set to host 2015 IWAS World Games

By Duncan Mackay

A team has been visiting Sochi to inspect facilities being proposed for next year's IWAS World Games ©Russian Paralympic CommitteeSochi is in line to host the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games next year following a successful inspection visit to the Russian city which staged this year's Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Prince Harry to play celebrity match during Invictus Games as fixture list released

By Spencer Brown

Prince Harry, pictured playing sitting volleyball, will try his hand at wheelchair rugby during a celebrity match on September 12 ©Getty ImagesThe fixture list for the team sports at next week's inaugural Invictus Games has been released.

Wheelchair tennis champion Vergeer launches biography

By Zjan Shirinian

Esther Vergeer won seven Paralympic gold medals and 42 Grand Slam titles in a glittering career ©Getty ImagesThe most dominant player in wheelchair tennis history has launched her biography - which charts her remarkable recovery from three internal haemorrhages at the age of eight to Paralympic and Grand Slam glory.

Germany finish in style with three golds on final day of Para-cycling Road World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Hans-Peter Durst was one of three German winners on the last day at the Para-cycling Road World Championships ©Getty ImagesGermany ended the Para-cycling Road World Championships on a high as three athletes claimed road race gold medals on the final day of action in Greenville, South Carolina.

Photo-finishes highlight thrilling fourth day at Para-cycling Road World Championships

By Gary Anderson

A thrilling day in Greenville saw Britain claim gold in the women's tandem road race ©Getty ImagesA thrilling day of action at the Para-cycling Road World Championships in Greenville saw gold medals in two races decided by photo-finishes as British duo Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall claimed victory in the women's B/VI tandem race, while American Jamie Whitmore edged the women's C3 class.

Tickets for end-of-season Wheelchair Tennis Masters at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park go on sale

By Gary Anderson

Gordon Reid is one of the home stars set to appear at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesTickets for the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters are now on sale as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park gets set to welcome the world's top players for the end-of-season showpiece in November.

Top-level competition highlights National Paralympic Day in London

By Gary Anderson

Thousands attended National Paralympic Day celebrations at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesA packed day of competition at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park saw crowds treated to some top-level action during the National Paralympic Day celebrations in London today.

United States claim three Paratriathlon gold medals at World Grand Final

By Gary Anderson

Krige Schabort was one of three Americans to pick up gold in Edmonton ©Getty ImagesThe United States emerged as the dominant nation during the Paratriathlon events at the World Triathlon Grand Final in neighbouring Canada as Aaron Scheidies, Krige Schabort and Kendall Gretsch all claimed gold medals in Edmonton.
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