Summer Sports

Brazilian mixed doubles scullers hold off Israel by a second at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Rowing on day three of the World Championships on Amsterdam's Bosbaan Lake had to be suspended when wind conditions changed ©Getty ImagesIn a thrilling finish to the TA mixed double sculls repechage on the third day of racing at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, the Brazilian Para-rowing pairing of Josiane Lima and Michel Gomes Pessanha finished just a second ahead of Israel's Reuven Magnagey and Yuliya Cnernoy in a time of 4min 49.27sec, with both qualifying for the A final.

Aggar makes splash at World Rowing Championships as conditions calm

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's 2008 Paralympic champion Tom Aggar made best use of the calm conditions in the AS single sculls at the FISA World Rowing Championships  ©Getty ImagesPara-rowers making their first appearance at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam did not have to contend with the gusty conditions which all but turned the opening day into one of time trials rather than six-lane racing - and Great Britain's former Paralympic champion Tom Aggar took full advantage.

San Antonio awarded 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

The Northside Swim Center in San Antonio will stage the 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships ©Getty ImagesThe Texan city of San Antonio has been awarded the 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships.

Fitzgibbon and Tesch add sailing world title to Paralympic gold

By Emily Goddard

Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have won the SKUD 18 world title ©FacebookDaniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have added the SKUD 18 world title to the Paralympic gold medal they won at  London 2012.

World record for long jumper Low at IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final

By Gary Anderson

German Vannessa Low broke her own world record on way to victory at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix ©AFP/Getty ImagesGermany's Vanessa Low brought the season to a close by breaking her own world record in the women's T42 long jump at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics Grand Prix Final in Birmingham.

Russian world record brings IPC Athletics European Championships to a close in Swansea

By Gary Anderson

Margarita Goncharova put in a superb last 100m to help Russia claim a European title and world record in Swansea ©Getty ImagesA superb final leg from Margarita Goncharova saw Russia break the women's T35-T38 4x100 metres world record in the very last event of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea.

Interest in 2014 Goalball World Championships "far beyond" expectations

By Zjan Shirinian

The International Blind Sports Federation has hailed the interest in this year's Goalball World Championships ©Getty ImagesThe International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) has hailed the success of the 2014 Goalball World Championships, with interest "far beyond" pre-tournament predictions.

Australians dominant on penultimate day of IFDS Combined Sailing World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Paralympic champions Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch were one of four Australian crews to win on day five in Halifax ©Getty ImagesAustralia was the dominant nation on day five of the IFDS Combined Sailing World Championships, as four of its crews claimed wins at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Canada.

Le Fur blitzes 400m world record but falls short of double at IPC Athletics European Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Marie-Amelie Le Fur blitzed her own 400m T44 world record to thrill the crowd in Swansea ©Getty ImagesFrance's Marie-Amelie Le Fur took a second off her own 400 metres T44 world record as she lit up the track in Swansea at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics European Championships, but she had to settle for silver in the long jump.
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