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13. September Paralympic sports602


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08. March Paralympic sports1934

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.

14. September Paralympic sports2120

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.

08. March Paralympic sports2282

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.

07. October Paralympic sports2111

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.
06. October Paralympic sports2757

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.
11. May Paralympic sports2563

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.
13. April Paralympic sports3339

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.
17. March Paralympic sports3298

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.
11. March Paralympic sports3144

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.
11. March Paralympic sports2747

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.
10. March Paralympic sports2739

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.
10. March Paralympic sports2253

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).