Paralympics

ParalympicsGB Sports Fest set to feature 24 sports

By Paul Osborne

Twenty four Paralympic sports are set to attend the 2014 Sports Fest in Manchester in May ©BPAApril 24 - Disabled people across England will once again be given the chance to try out a host of Paralympic sports as Manchester gets set to hold the third ParalympicsGB Sports Fest.

Hellwig reappointed Australian Chef de Mission for Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Jason Hellwig has been reappointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Paralympic team ©APCApril 24 - Jason Hellwig will be Chef de Mission of the Australian Paralympic team at Rio 2016, repeating the role he undertook at London 2012, it has been announced. 

Britain edge ahead as five points covers top four places in sonar class at Sailing World Cup

By Nick Butler

John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas lead the way for Great Britain in the sonar class ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas hold a slender lead for Great Britain in the sonar class at the final International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup event of the season in Hyères, as five points separate the top four positions. 

Curlers, Nordic skiers and ice sledge hockey winners lead Sochi 2014 Best Team nominations

By Nick Butler

Canada's dominant wheelchair curling team are in the running for the team award ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - Canada's all-conquering wheelchair curling team are among the nominees for the International Paralympic Committee Best Team award for March, based on results at Sochi 2014. 

World number ones lead entries for Roland Garros wheelchair tennis event

By Nick Butler

Shingo Kunieda will be seeking to continue the form he showed in winning the Australian Wheelchair Tennis Open earlier this year ©Getty ImagesApril 22 - Men's and women's world number one players Shingo Kunieda and Sabine Ellerbrock are among 14 to have received direct entries for the Roland Garros Wheelchair Tennis Event, it has been announced today.

Paralympic champions lead strong British squad for Swimming European Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 22 - Jonathan Fox is among a number of Paralympic and world champions named to the British squad for the IPC Swimming European Championships ©Getty Images Britain has named a squad of 31 athletes for the upcoming International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven which will be led by a trio of reigning Paralympic champions in Ellie Simmonds, Jonathan Fox and Ollie Hynd.

Home sailor Seguin tops 2.4mR Paralympic class while French and British tied for Sonar lead

By Gary Anderson

April 22 - Damien Seguin is searching for his fifth World Cup win in Hyères ©Getty Images French Para-sailors are showing good form on home waters at Hyères with Damien Seguin leading the way in the 2.4mR class while Bruno Jourdren, Nicolas Vimont Vicary and Eric Flageul are tied for top spot in the Sonar class with the British trio.

Van Dyk and McFadden win Boston Marathon wheelchair races

By Zjan Shirinian

Tatyana McFadden punched the air as she crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 21 - A crowd of thousands cheered Ernst Van Dyk on to a record tenth men's wheelchair title at the Boston Marathon, while Tatyana McFadden secured her second win in a row in the women's race.

German boats record Paralympic-class wins at Sailing World Cup in Hyères

By Gary Anderson

April 21 - Heiko Kroeger got his World Cup campaign off to a perfect start with a win in Hyères ©Getty Images Competition in the Paralympic classes got underway in Hyères today and saw Germany secure two wins through Heiko Kroeger in the 2.4mR class and Jens Kroeger, Siegmund Mainka and Robert Prem in the Sonar races during the final International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup event of the season.
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