Paralympics

Pistorius murder trial hears graphic details of Steenkamp's injuries

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius lowered his head as graphic details of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's injuries were given in court ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Graphic details of the fatal injuries sustained by Reeva Steenkamp when she was shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius have been given at the athlete's murder trial.

New slalom Para-snowboard event to be pioneered after successful Sochi debut

By Nick Butler

Plans are in place to increase the number of Para-snowboard events following a successful debut at Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Plans are in place to introduce a new slalom snowboarding discipline to the Paralympic programme following the successful debut of the sport at Sochi 2014.

Ya-Ting Liu breaks 15-year-old Asian record at IPC Athletics Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne

Ya-Ting Liu broke a 15-year-old Asian record in the women's F12 Javelin competition on day two of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Ya-Ting Liu of Chinese Taipei has smashed a 15-year-old Asian record to romp to victory in the women's F12 Javelin competition on day two of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing, China.

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. 
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