Paralympics

Former Olympic champion resigns as head of Athletes' Village at Asian Para Games after drink driving offence

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Hyun Jeong-hwa has resigned from her Asian Para Games post following her arrest ©Yonhap via Incheon 2014South Korea's former Olympic table tennis champion Hyun Jeong-hwa has resigned from her post as chief of the Athletes' Village at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games after crashing her car while drink driving.

Army storms to top of medals table after dominating in pool at Warrior Games

By Gary Anderson

A dominant day in the pool has the Army ahead on the overall medal count at the Warrior Games in Colorado ©Getty ImagesA triple gold medal haul from First Lieutenant Kelly Elmlinger helped the Army storm to the top of the medals table at the Warrior Games as competitors took to the pool in Colorado.

IPC to delay final decision on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme

By Gary Anderson

Para-taekwondo is one of the sports vying for a place on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games programme ©WTFThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that a final decision on the make-up of the sports programme at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be delayed until early next year.

Para-taekwondo to "improve and refine" classification rules as it eyes Tokyo 2020 berth

By Zjan Shirinian

The classification rules for Para-taekwondo have been under discussion in Vancouver ©WTFThe classification rules for taekwondo will be "improved and refined" after a three-day meeting in Vancouver, as the sport waits to hear if it will be part of the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Paralympic equestrian champion Pearson opens new facility for disabled youngsters

By Emily Goddard

Lee Pearson and Headmistress Michelle Beard officially open the BT Multi-Sensory Room at Millstead School in Liverpool ©Dave ThompsonLee Pearson, Great Britain's ten-time Paralympic equestrian champion, has officially opened a new multi-sensory room for young people with physical and learning disabilities at Millstead School in Liverpool.

Hong Kong eyeing wheelchair fencing gold at Asian Para Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Chan Yui Chong has her eyes firmly fixed on gold at the Asian Para Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesHong Kong will be gunning for gold when the wheelchair fencing competition begins at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games, but Paralympic champion Chan Yui Chong is expecting stiff competition.

IJF and IBSA strengthen ties with signing of Memorandum of Understanding in Budapest

By Gary Anderson

IBSA and the IJF have reaffirmed commitment to promote and develop visually impaired judo ©IJFThe International Judo Federation (IJF) and the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) have strengthened ties by reaffirming cooperation in promoting visually impaired judo with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Special Operations dominate cycling events on second day of action at Warrior Games

By Gary Anderson

Special Operations lead the medal table at the Warrior Games after a dominant cycling display ©US ParalympicsCompetitors from the Special Operations Command ended the second day of action at the Warrior Games in Colorado atop the medals table after claiming nine medals including five gold during cycling events.

Ice sledge hockey gold medallist Roman lights cauldron to start Warrior Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Paralympic ice sledge hockey gold medallist Rico Roman lit the cauldron to signal the start of the fifth Warrior Games ©Getty ImagesParalympic gold medallist and retired Army Staff Sergeant Rico Roman has lit the cauldron to signal the start of the fifth annual Warrior Games.
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