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Two-time Paralympic bronze medallist Zoe Newson and 2014 world champion Ali Jawad will head Great Britain's nine-member team at the World Para Powerlifting European Championships in Berck-Sur-Mer, France, between 25 and 29 May as announced by British Weightlifting. It will be the first regional ...
Trump says Paralympics were hard to watch. 28 April, 2018: US President Donald Trump implied the Paralympics were “tough to watch” during an event with the athletes at the White House. Added 3 hours ago. FShareTTweetBMailJTumblrGShareLLinkedInWWhatsAppQSMS ...

“Now I'm going to prepare myself for next year's Parapan American Games in Lima and then, God willing, the Paralympics in Tokyo." Elsewhere, S9 world champion Daniela Gimenez, from Argentina, took gold in the women's 200m medley and a silver in the 50m freestyle. Brazil's S9 swimmer Camille ...
Rocha threw a stunning 8.73m in the men's discus F53 - 1cm longer than the previous record Mexican Mauro Maximo de Jesus established at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. "I got the mark right on the first try. I was feeling good, but also a little bit anxious. It seemed like the first time I was going to ...
Slovakia's Veronika Vadovicova won the first gold medal of the 2016 Paralympics in this event, defeating China's Cuiping Zhang. Vadovicova has not taken much time off since Rio 2016, going on a roll to win every R2 competition except March's Al Ain World Cup, where she failed to medal. Even Zhang ...
The sessions provided an opportunity to deliver an update on the progress and priorities of Paris 2024, particularly related to the Paralympics. Over the two days, Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet, his teams and all Organising Committee partners were able to share details of work carried out since the ...

Tump made the comments Friday while congratulating U.S. athletes who competed in the Olympic and Paralympic games in Pyeongchang last month. "What happened with the Paralympics was so incredible and so inspiring to me," Trump said in remarks at the White House. "And I watched -- it's a ...
The 2018 Commonwealth Games were a success, but Ryley Batt says keep Olympics and Paralympics separate ... I think we need to leave the Olympic and Paralympic Games separate because that's the pinnacle of our sport and what everyone trains for. Ryley Batt. "I prefer the Paralympics how it is ...
The 12-year-old Fairfield boy is training for the 2024 Paralympic Games. Austin was born with amniotic band syndrome, which prevented his arm from growing. "Ever since then, I lived one-hand dominant, and I have never known any other way," he said. The condition hasn't stopped Austin. Instead, it's ...
Even though the Paralympic Games have been around since 1948, they've only recently started to receive the attention from the media and from sponsors that they deserve. The typical Pyeongchang Olympics had over twice the number of worldwide sponsors that the Paralympic Pyeongchang Olympics ...
Team USA versus Canada always has a flair for the dramatic, and the sled hockey gold medal game at the PyeongChang Paralympics was no different. Canada reached the scoreboard first ... The 2018 Winter Paralympic Games will come to an end with the Closing Ceremony. Nordic skier Oksana Masters, ...
As we all know by now, barring a few impressive performances, the highly-anticipated American Olympic team underachieved in Pyeongchang. Team USA left the Games with 23 medals, and placed fourth in the overall standings. But at the Paralympic Games, which wrap up in three days, the American ...
On the evening of March 4, nearly 23 hours after I left my home, I arrived at my accommodations here, to cover my third consecutive Paralympics, the Olympics for athletes with impairments. It is one of my favorite assignments, a refreshing break from covering the N.F.L.. Access need not be negotiated.
Like the recently wrapped Winter Olympics, the Paralympics are airing live overnight thanks to the time difference, spread across several different cable networks and streaming platforms. Unlike the Olympics, NBC itself is only showing the games in prime time twice: one highlight package for the first day of ...
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) believes that the upcoming Winter Paralympic Games here in Pyeongchang are set to break previous ... Even though the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympics is reportedly struggling to attract a domestic audience, IPC commercial and marketing director Alexis ...
"I'm super happy to be named in the team," said Pollard, who will make his Winter Paralympic Games debut for Australia in Para-snowboarding. "I can't wait to walk out with my countrymen and be part of the spectacle." Pollard's only been home on four occasions since November last year. Those precious ...
The sport started at the Paralympics at the Lillehammer Games in 1994 and many of the rules and regulations of the sport are the same as ice hockey; the main difference is that athletes use specially-designed sledges fitted with two blades to get across the ice and have two playing sticks: both to push ...

(ATR) The Paralympic flame will be ignited once more this week in South Korea to start the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympics. A Paralympian tests the course in ... in the Winter Paralympics. If the North Korea's participation is confirmed it will mark the debut of the country in the Winter Paralympics.
Hundreds of journalists from the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan flocked to the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, where they watched visually impaired Algerian runner Abdellatif Baka win 1,500-meter gold in faster time than the Olympic champion a month before. And broadcasters all over the ...
At 22 years old she is already a veteran in the sport, having competed at three Paralympic Games, winning bronze in the women's 100m breaststroke SB8 at Rio 2016. Keane also claimed three bronzes at World Championships but has never reached the podium at a Europeans. This edition on home soil ...
Canmorites Brian McKeever (right) and Chris Klebl are headed to PyeongChang in March to compete in the Paralympics. ... Hudak, of Prince Albert, Sask., along with Collin Cameron, of Sudbury, Ont., and Emily Young, of North Vancouver, B.C., who are making their first trip to the Paralympic Games.
This new funding will mean that I can now purely focus on becoming the best player I can and fulfil my dream of competing at the Paralympic games. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing staff and athletes of the University of Bristol's Badminton Club and Performance Squad. Without their ...
The Paralympic games were never on the 18-year-old's mind until she a met a development coach in Alaska on a recruiting trip. Miller was soon invited to a training camp in Oregon, eventually competing in the World Cup in Canada. “That was the first time I had ever seen anybody else ski with one hand,” ...
KENORA – The Olympic Games have officially started in PyeongChang, South Korea. Over the next month, Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes will serve as a source of inspiration and great pride for all Canadians. I would like to encourage all of us in Northwestern Ontario and across the country to ...
Perhaps in part thanks to their trailblazing success, the opportunities for others have been highlighted, and Nicole Turner has also played a huge part in promoting Paralympic sports. In 2016, she qualified for the Paralympic Games, turning 14 (competitors had to be at least that old to take part) in June of ...
Two years after competing in Rio, Liam Hickey of St. John's is heading back to the Paralympic Games, but this time he'll be on the ice. Hockey Canada unveils ... The 19-year-old dual-sport athlete is shifting gears from wheelchair basketball to sledge hockey at the Paralympics in Pyeongchang this March.
Headlining the roster is multi-Paralympic and world champion Anna Schaffelhuber. The alpine skier will look to defend all five titles she won at Sochi 2014. The most experienced athlete of the roster is Nordic skier Andrea Eskau, who is heading to her sixth Paralympic Games. In addition, nine athletes will ...
The committee on Thursday accepted a decision taken by the International Paralympic Committee on Monday regarding revelations about Russia's state-sponsored doping program. About 170 Russians will compete in the PyeongChang Olympics as neutral athletes this month. Russian Olympians and ...
Competing at the top international level since 2004, he has won two medals in the standing events at the Paralympic Games and another two at World Championships. His next competition will be the finale of the World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup, which takes place on his home course in Vuokatti, ...
Cambodia's first participation in the Paralympic Games was in Sydney 2000 and the country had only one Para athlete in Rio 2016, in wheelchair racing. In the follow-up of the workshop the NPC will submit the NPC constitution and develop an athlete qualification pathway plan towards Tokyo 2020 and ...
Amanda Reid has good memories from Rio de Janeiro, where she claimed silver in the women's 500m time trial C1-3 at the 2016 Paralympic Games. The Australian will now return to the ... Her form at the Rio Paralympics was good, but since then she has stepped it up a gear. Reid went undefeated at the ...
Following World Sailing's expression of interest to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to be included in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games Sports Programme, the sport has been approved to proceed to the next stage of the application process. Sailing's application met core requirements of the ...
Kyle Taulman and Allison Kunkel will head to South Korea this March to take part in the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. ... until Feb 20, but Kunkel's name is currently near the top of a short list of athletes who are expected to represent the U.S. at the Paralympics, which will take place March 9 to 18.
A thrilling tie in the men's giant slalom sitting concluded the first day (15 January) of the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in Veysonnaz, Switzerland. Japan's Sochi 2014 champion Taiki Morii initially held the lead thanks to his first run. But Norway's Jesper Pedersen found speed in his second run to match Morii's overall ...
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the seven members that have successfully received funding to support research to further develop their classification systems. There were 14 applications and the seven selected are: Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation ...
Paralympics host South Korea showed their strength ahead of PyeongChang 2018, going undefeated and taking the gold medal at an international friendly tournament that finished on 12 January in Nagano, Japan. The final was a repeat of the bronze medal game at the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey ...
A man who lost his lower right leg seven years ago when he was hit by a car has set his sights on becoming a Paralympic snowboarder. Lewis-born Andy Macleod had been cycling to a friend's house when he was thrown more than 60m (196ft) into the air in the crash in Fort William. He required months of ...
In November 2017, the team seedings and groups for the 2018 Paralympic Games were decided. South Korea was drawn in Group B with Czech Republic, Japan and three-time Paralympic champions USA. “Team USA will be definitely not easy, but we are confident to compete against the other two ...
South Australia will be represented at the national para-rowing championships for the first time thanks to a program set up by a volunteer. The adaptive rowing training offered at West Lakes, in Adelaide's beachside western suburbs, is providing both rehabilitation and recreation for people with a range of ...
The countdown to taekwondo's Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020 continues. So what did we learn about the sport heading into 2018? 1. Continued growth. The 2017 World Championships saw a record-breaking 260 athletes from 59 countries compete, while nearly 100 more competed at the biennial ...
NHK General TV will air a programme providing highlights of the Paralympics daily at 9:30 am JST (8:25 am JST on Sundays) for those with a vision and hearing impairment. Commentary will be provided in audio, sign language and text. NHK will aim to provide broadcasts easily enabling everyone to ...
Jallen has been battling an ongoing ankle injury since she won two bronze medals at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games — super-G and super combined ... To get ready for the Paralympics, she trained with Baul Monday through Saturday doing strength training, aerobics, agility, endurance and balance.
“Now, while you may be the best local sledge hockey official in whatever community the US has to offer, if you've never worked a high-level game whether it's juniors, college or pro, you can no longer just step into a Paralympic Games or World Championships, because it's a lot of pressure,” Morrison said.
The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which met in PyeongChang prior to the opening of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, has confirmed the dates of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will take place from 26 July to 11 August.
On Friday, February 9th, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will officially begin and run through February 25th. But thankfully, the Winter Olympics aren't over when the final medals are awarded on the 25th. This leaves us asking: When are the Paralympics? Come March 9th, the 2018 PyeongChang ...
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Paralympic athletes competed at the World Para Nordic Skiing NorAm Cup Saturday at the Lindley Center. The event gave skiiers one last chance to compete for a spot on Team U.S.A. before the Paralympic Winter Games in March. U.S. Paralympics Nordic Director John Farra told NBC ...
US legend Jessica Long will take to the pool for the first time at the Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships as the second day (3 December) unfolds. The 13-time Paralympic champion will begin her quest for a 24th World title in the women´s 100m breaststroke SB7. In the evening, Long ...
A pilot version of the programme was launched earlier this year in Japan in the build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. With support from the Japanese Paralympic Committee and the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Centre, I'mPOSSIBLE was distributed in spring to 20,000 elementary ...
“Obviously, the Paralympics are the end goal but momentum can carry from these tournaments throughout the year and we're looking to build chemistry.” The two North American teams battled for the gold medal at the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships back in April, and the USA's Declan Farmer ...
The 2017 Para Sport Festival will feature both the World Para Swimming Championships and World Para Powerlifting Championships. Two of the biggest Para sport competitions will be held together for the first time in history in Mexico City from 2-8 December. The competition has been rescheduled from 30 September - 7 ...


 

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