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Women sport news - Canada’s Carla Qualtrough awarded International Women’s Day Recognition

After winning three bronze medals in swimming at the Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, Qualtrough took on various roles within the Paralympic Movement before being elected as the Member of Parliament.

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Women sport news - Double Gold for Turnham and Hall in South Africa

Double Gold for Turnham and Hall in South Africa

Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall won their second gold medal at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in South Africa, adding a victory in the tandem road race to their win in Friday's time-trial.

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Women sport news - Canadian Chantal Petitclerc awarded International Women's Day Recognition by the IPC

Canadian Chantal Petitclerc awarded International Women's Day Recognition by the IPC

Former wheelchair racer Petitclerc, who was nominated by the Canadian Paralympic Committee, retired from competition after winning her 14th career gold at Beijing 2008.

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Women sport news - IPC Governing Board approves first 16 sports to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

IPC Governing Board approves first 16 sports to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

At a meeting in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday (7 October), the IPC Governing Board approved the first 16 sports for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme, including badminton which will make its Paralympic debut in six years' time.
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Women sport news - Stinissen elected as Vice Chair of IPC Athletes' Council

Stinissen elected as Vice Chair of IPC Athletes' Council

Dutch sitting volleyball player Elvira Stinissen was elected as the new Vice Chair of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletes' Council on Thursday (2 October), following a vote in Berlin, Germany.
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Women sport news - National Paralympic Committees impressed by progress of Rio 2016

National Paralympic Committees impressed by progress of Rio 2016

National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) declared themselves impressed by the progress made toward staging the Rio 2016 Games after visiting the city for the first NPC Open Day in the history of the Paralympic Movement.
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Women sport news - McFadden breaks course record  with London Marathon win

McFadden breaks course record with London Marathon win

Tatyana McFadden defended her Virgin Money London Marathon title in impressive style on Sunday (13 April), cruising to victory well clear of the field and setting a new course record in the process.
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Women sport news - Record-breaking Sochi 2014 Paralympics close in celebration of possibility

Record-breaking Sochi 2014 Paralympics close in celebration of possibility

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games - which were record-breaking in terms of athletic performances, ticket sales and media coverage - came to an end on Sunday evening (16 March) at Fisht Stadium with a spectacular Closing Ceremony.
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Women sport news - Women's 10km - Standing Biathlon Sochi

Women's 10km - Standing Biathlon Sochi

Alena Kaufman claims the Gold Medal in the Biathlon 10km Standing in Sochi today. Oleksandra Kononova won Silver and Natalia Bratiuk settled for the bronze.
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Women sport news - Women's 10km - Visually Impaired paralympics Sochi

Women's 10km - Visually Impaired paralympics Sochi

Mikhalina Lysova wins the Gold Medal earlier today in the Biathlon 10km. Iuliia Budaleeva claimed silver and Ukrainian athlete Oksana Shyshkova won the bronze.
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Women sport news - Cross Country Skiing-Women's 15km Classic, Visually Impaired

Cross Country Skiing-Women's 15km Classic, Visually Impaired

It's a Russian Gold and Silver with Elena Remivosa claiming the gold in the 15km cross country for visually impaired in Sochi. Mikhalina Lysova won silver while Belarussian Yadviha Skoraahataya claimed the bronze.
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Women sport news - Women's Super-G - Standing Sochi

Women's Super-G - Standing Sochi

Gold and Silver were won by France in the Paralympic Women's Super G Standing. Marie Bochet with a result time of 1:24.20 and Solene Jambaque following with 1:26.20. Bronze will be awarded to America's Stephanie Jallen (1:30.14).
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Women sport news - Women's Super-G - Visually Impaired Sochi

Women's Super-G - Visually Impaired Sochi

The Paralympics in Sochi kicked off today with the Women's Super G. British Pair Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans won GB their first ever Gold Medal at The Winter Games. Aleksandra Frantceva won silver and GB's Jade Etherington won her second medal of the games claiming bronze
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Women sport news - Lyudmyla Pavlenko wins Women's 12km, Sitting Cross Country Skiing

Lyudmyla Pavlenko wins Women's 12km, Sitting Cross Country Skiing

Paralympics Sochi- Oksana Masters claims silver while Svetlana Konovalova wins bronze
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Women sport news - Sochi 2014-Women's Downhill - Visually Impaired

Sochi 2014-Women's Downhill - Visually Impaired

Slovakia's Henrieta Farkasova claimed the gold, with Britian's Jade Etherington winning GB's first ever Paralympic Winter Medal. Aleksandra Frantceva from Russia won the bronze.
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Women sport news - Rima Batalova awarded IPC's International Women's Day Recognition at Sochi 2014

Rima Batalova awarded IPC's International Women's Day Recognition at Sochi 2014

Russian Paralympic Committee Vice President and Paralympian Rima Batalova has been awarded the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) International Women's Day Recognition at a ceremony at Sochi 2014 on Saturday (8 March).
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Women sport news - Partyka Nominated for the Prestigious International Women's Day Recognition Award

Partyka Nominated for the Prestigious International Women's Day Recognition Award

ITTF Dream Building Ambassador and Paralympic Champion Natalia PARTYKA (POL), shortlisted for 2014 International Women's Day Recognition Award.
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Women sport news - Joines secures Sochi Paralympics qualifier, 2nd in giant slalom at Panorama IPC World Cup

Joines secures Sochi Paralympics qualifier, 2nd in giant slalom at Panorama IPC World Cup

Sit-skier Kimberly Joines finished second in giant slalom Monday to secure Canada’s first podium at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup in Panorama, B.C., and book her ticket to the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games.
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Women sport news - Para-alpine racers chase Paralympic dreams at Panorama IPC World Cup

Para-alpine racers chase Paralympic dreams at Panorama IPC World Cup

More than 100 of the best para-alpine athletes from 20 countries will lay everything on the line this week in Panorama Mountain Village
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Women sport news - Paralympic champion Frederiksen retires from competitive swimming

Paralympic champion Frederiksen retires from competitive swimming

Paralympic Champion Heather Frederiksen has announced her retirement from swimming after a career of six years at the top of the sport.
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Women sport news - Germany's Natascha Hiltrop claims IPC Athlete of the Month accolade

Germany's Natascha Hiltrop claims IPC Athlete of the Month accolade

Germany's 21-year-old shooting athlete Natascha Hiltrop was voted the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Athlete of the Month for October.
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Women sport news -  Paralympic Champion Partyka becomes ITTF Dream Building Ambassador

Paralympic Champion Partyka becomes ITTF Dream Building Ambassador

The International Table Tennis Federation is excited to announce its first Dream Building Ambassador, Paralympic Champion Natalia PARTYKA of Poland.
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Women sport news - British Cycling launches new drive to find female Paralympian Champions

British Cycling launches new drive to find female Paralympian Champions

British Cycling's world-leading GB Para-cycling Team has today launched a talent identification drive to find new female Paralympic champions for the Rio 2016 and Toyko 2020 Paralympic Games.
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Women sport news - Great Britain dominates at Paratriathlon World Championships

Great Britain dominates at Paratriathlon World Championships

Great Britain again dominated the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, scoring big in both the overall medal count with 15, as well as the gold medal tally at six.
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Women sport news - Lyon 2013 - Day eight athlete quotes

Lyon 2013 - Day eight athlete quotes

Live Quotes from The IPC World Championships in Lyon.
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