Paralympics

Pistorius fired gun with "sole purpose" of killing girfriend

By Zjan Shirinian

After seven days of gruelling cross-examination, Oscar Pistorius' testimony came to an end today ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Oscar Pistorius read out the Valentine's Day card from his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp which he was due to open on the day he killed her, after being accused of firing his gun with the "sole purpose" of shooting her dead.

Measures to help children with intellectual disabilities unveiled by Special Olympics Malawi

By Nick Butler

It is hoped the scheme will allow more local children of all backgrounds to participate in sport in Malawi ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 15 - A range of measures to ensure children with intellectual disabilities live in a conducive and discrimination-free environment have been unveiled by Special Olympics Malawi.

Chinese athletes beak five Asian records on opening day of IPC Athletics Grand Prix

By Nick Butler

Lei Xue was among several London 2012 winners to triumph on home soil on day one in Beijing ©Getty ImagesApril 14 - London 2012 champions were to the fore as five Asian records were broken by home athletes on the first day of the International Paralympic Committee Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing today. 

Pistorius "inventing" evidence and using emotion "as an escape", court told

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius arrives for the start of a new week at his murder trial, which began with his evidence coming under close scrutiny ©Getty ImagesApril 14 - Oscar Pistorius is "inventing" evidence and using his emotions "as an escape", his murder trial has heard.

Final day of Para-cycling Track World Championships sees more success for British riders

By Gary Anderson

April 13 - Britain once again dominated at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Mexico claiming three more world titles ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe final day of action at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Track World Championships concluded with three more world titles for Great Britain, who ended the event as the top ranked nation with seven gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

McFadden takes women's wheelchair London Marathon title just weeks after Sochi success

By Paul Osborne at the Tower Hotel in London

Tatyana McFadden dominated the women's race dropping the field early on to finish over a minute and a half ahead of closest rival Manuela Schär ©Getty ImagesApril 13 - Tatyana McFadden dominated the women's wheelchair race at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon today just weeks after taking silver on the slopes of Sochi, while Marcel Hug claimed the men's title ahead of Britain's David Weir. 

Britain continue record breaking performance at UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Sarah Storey rode to gold in the C5 3 kilometre pursuit in world record time at the 2014 Para-Cycling Track World Championships ©Getty ImagesApril 12 - Great Britain's Sarah Storey and Jody Cundy powered to gold in record-breaking performances at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Aguascalientes today.

Russian Nordic skiers lead nominees for Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014

By Gary Anderson

April 11 – Elena Remizova is one of two Russian Nordic skiers nominated for Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images Russian Nordic skiers Elena Remizova and Alena Kaufman are among five nominees for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Best Female Athlete at Sochi 2014 award, after claiming seven medals between them for the host nation last month.

Britain dominate kilo time trials with two golds and two world records at Para-cycling World Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Neil Fachie and pilot Pete Mitchell became the first riders in history to break the one minute barrier in the 1km pursuit ©Getty Images British competitors had a golden day at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Track World Championships in Mexico as the men's and women's kilo time-trial teams secured gold medals, with both setting world records in the process.
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