Paralympics

Squad of 56 set to represent Great Britain at 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships

By Paul Osborne

David Weir was named among the 56-strong GB and NI team for the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain and Northern Ireland has today announced the 56-strong squad set to compete at the 2014 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea.

Australian Paralympic Committee extends uniform partnership deal with 2XU for Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

Sportswear firm 2XU will partner the APC up to the end of 2016 ©Getty Images The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has announced that 2XU will continue as its exclusive uniform partner up until Rio 2016 and beyond.

Better school sport for disabled children desperately needed, warns Paralympic champion Cockroft

By Emily Goddard

Hannah Cockroft has warned that better school sport for disabled children is desperately needed ©Getty ImagesBritish two-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft has warned that better PE for disabled children is desperately needed as new research shows 81 per cent of teachers think Paralympic talent is being missed due to a lack of knowledge around disability sport in mainstream schools.

Prince Harry pays surprise visit to students training to report at inaugural Invictus Games

By Paul Osborne

Prince Harry paid a visit to students participating in a social media training day ahead of the Invictus Games in September ©Getty ImagesStudents in East London training to become digital media champions ahead of the inaugural Invictus Games in September have been treated to a surprise visit by Prince Harry.

South Korean claims victory with final shot on dramatic day at IPC Shooting World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The second day of action at the IPC Shooting World Championhips saw a dramatic end to the men's 10m air pistol event ©Getty ImagesSouth Korean Heejung Lee left it late to claim victorty in Suhl today over Russia's Sergey Malyshev with the final shot in a dramatic finish at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Championships.

Kunieda completes double for Japan by claiming wheelchair tennis British Open title

By Gary Anderson

Shingo Kunieda secured a fifth British Open title with his win in Nottingham today ©Getty ImagesWorld number one Shingo Kunieda denied Gordon Reid a win on home soil by claiming the men's singles wheelchair tennis British Open title for a fifth time to follow his compatriot Yui Kamiji, who secured the women's singles crown yesterday.

Alcott and Kamiji win in rainy Nottingham to secure British Open titles

By Nick Butler

Dylan Alcott upset the home crowd by winning the quad singles title ©James Jordan/Tennis FoundationAustralia's Dylan Alcott broke British hearts by defeating Andy Lapthorne in the quad singles final at the wheelchair tennis British Open in Nottingham, while Japan's Yui Kamiji claimed the women's singles title. 

Japan launches Paralympic talent ID programme for Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Japan's performance at London 2012 was their worst in the Paralympics for 40 years ©Getty ImagesA talent identification programme for Tokyo 2020 is to be launched next month by the Japanese Para-Sports Association.

Jacobsson claims 18th world title at IPC Shooting World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Jonas Jacobsson has claimed his 18th world shooting title ©Getty ImagesSwedish multiple Paralympic champion Jonas Jacobsson today secured his 18th world title at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Championships.
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