Paralympics

Brazil edges closer to successful title defence at IBSA Blind Football World Championship

By Emily Goddard

Spain and South Korea drew 0-0 in dismal weather conditions at the IBSA Blind Football World Championship ©IBSA/FacebookReigning champions Brazil edged closer to successfully defending their title at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championship with a victory over China in Tokyo.

Australian Paralympic champion attempting 24-hour tennis marathon for charity

By Nick Butler

Wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott is attempting to play for 24 hours straight for charity ©Getty ImagesAustralian wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott is seeking to play for a world record 24 consecutive hours in a bid to raise money for two charities that helped him as a child.

Shea wins historic gold as Para-snowboarders open season at Europa Cup

By Paul Osborne

Mike Shea took a historic gold at the IPC Apline Skiing Europa Cup ©Getty ImagesParalympic silver medallist Mike Shea has won a historic gold at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Landgraaf, The Netherlands.

Briscoe named ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission for Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Penny Briscoe has been named Paralympics GB Chef de Mission for Rio 2016 ©ParlaympicsGBLongstanding official Penny Briscoe has been named ParalympicsGB's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, it was announced today.

First ever Para-skeleton World Cup won by British ex-serviceman

By Nick Butler

Ex-serviceman Matt Richardson won the inaugural Para-skeleton World Cup event ©HelpforHeroesGreat Britain's former soldier Matt Richardson has won the first ever Para-skeleton World Cup event in Park City, hailed afterwards as a "historic official start of a Paralympic sport".

Mexico City replaces Guadalajara as host of 2015 IPC Powerlifting Americas Open Championships

By Paul Osborne

Mexico City has replaced Guadalajara as host city for the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Americas Open Championships ©Getty ImagesMexico City is set to host the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting Americas Open Championships, replacing the original host city of Guadalajara.

Argentina, Paraguay and Japan through to IBSA Blind Football World Championship second round

By Emily Goddard

It was Japan 1, France 1 in the final group A match of the IBSA Blind Football World Championship ©IBSA/FacebookArgentina, Paraguay and Japan are all through to the second round of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championship following victories in Tokyo.

Hogg and Steadman win British Triathlon Para-Triathlete of the Year awards

By Paul Osborne

Phill Hogg picked up the British Male  Para-triathlete of the Year award ©British TriathlonPhil Hogg and Lauren Steadman have been named British Male and Female Para-triathletes of the Year at the 2014 British Triathlon Awards in Loughborough.

Holders Brazil book place in knockout phase of IBSA Blind Football World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Brazil made it two wins out of two with victory against Colombia ©IBSAReigning champions Brazil secured their place in the second stage of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championship after a 3-1 win against Colombia in Tokyo.
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