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Ilham Zakiyev Harnesses the Energy Within

Ilham Zakiyev is a phenomenal Paralympic athlete from Azerbaijan. Ilham was shot during a combat mission in 1999 and as a result of this injury he lost his eyesight. He is a Judoka Paralympic and European Champion and will be fighting for a medal in Rio this summer at his 4th consecutive Paralympic Games. Watch this video to find out how he ... Read More »

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association are celebrating 10 years of Wheelchair Dance

The WDSA (UK) have come a long way since their conception in 2006, this year they will celebrate all of their achievements for one night at the Stratford Circus Arts Centre on Saturday 25 June 2016. The national charity and governing body has been growing rapidly; wheelchair dance sport now has competitors not just nationally but internationally as well. Some of ... Read More »

Elite Sports Performance Expo 2016 fast approaching

The Elite Sports Performance Expo 2016 brings the greatest technology, training concepts, nutrition, and equipment in the world of professional sport to one venue over two electric days. The show stands as Europe’s most comprehensive platform for the technology that’s changing the game, and amongst the most exciting innovations showcased at this June’s event is whole body cryotherapy (WBC), the ... Read More »

Silverstone Mobility Roadshow ambassador war hero achieves double bronze at Invictus Games 2016

Manchester’s Lamin Manneh, inspirational disabled war veteran, DIY SOS star and Mobility Roadshow Ambassador, has won bronze at Shot Put and Discus at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.  Lamin will be officially opening The 2016 Mobility Roadshow at Silverstone on 26 May, 10am.  Since 1983, the Mobility Roadshow has been the UK’s leading disabled consumer event that showcases the latest ... Read More »

Hat-trick hero Ollie Hynd amongst European medallists named in ParalympicsGB swimming team for Rio 2016

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced the 31 swimmers who will compete for ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016, including Ollie Hynd who recently returned with three gold medals from the IPC Swimming European Championships to ensure he is one of the few athletes in history to hold Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth titles at the same time. Hynd is joined ... Read More »

Carlos Serrano named Allianz Athlete of the Month for April

Colombia’s 17-year-old swimming sensation Carlos Serrano has been named the Allianz Athlete of the Month for April. Serrano broke the 100m breaststroke SB7 world record at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Test Event, en-route to winning the event. He shaved nearly one second off his own world best set in Merida, Mexico, in November, swimming 1:14.72. He will return to ... Read More »

People with dwarfism call for sport providers to offer more local accessible opportunities in new research

New research released today (Thursday 12 May) highlights a clear need for sports providers to offer more local sport and recreational activity opportunities, which are accessible for people with dwarfism and restricted growth. The findings published in a new report by Dwarf Sports Association UK, aim to support providers and sports bodies to plan and deliver their activities better, so ... Read More »

New display at Riverside museum displays para-sport track cycling Glasgow Commonwealth 2014 achievements

Athletes Aileen McGlynne OBE and Louise Haston view new display at Riverside Museum charting their Glasgow 2014 journey, featuring the Queens baton relay and life-sized statue of Mascot Clyde.  A display focusing on the double silver medal winning athletes, Aileen McGlynn, OBE and Louise Haston is on show at Riverside Museum, Glasgow.  Blood Sweat and Gears traces their personal journey ... Read More »

World’s first fully inclusive fun push/run announces three pioneering partners: Barclays, Gatwick Airport and Irwin Mitchell

  Parallel London is thrilled to announce three sponsors joining the trailblazing event in championing inclusivity and accessibility: Barclays, Gatwick Airport and Irwin Mitchell. The world’s first disability-led push/run takes place at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 4 September, exactly four years on from the 2012 Paralympics. A national celebration of diversity, the push/run will form the centrepiece ... Read More »

Mobility Roadshow adaptive sports zone provides free activity sessions for all with restricted mobility

The 2016 Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! will be featuring an adaptive sports zone available to all visitors interested in playing inclusive sports such as wheelchair tennis and basketball, powerchair football and Boccia (26-28 May 2016, Silverstone, Northants).    The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! is the UK’s leading consumer-focused event offering the opportunity to test, trial and ... Read More »

Vote now for the Allianz Athlete of the Month – April 2016

Five Para athletes have been shortlisted for the Allianz Athlete of the Month poll for April 2016, and the public are now invited to vote for their favourite via www.paralympic.org. The nominations are: Maxime Guerin, archery, France The 21-year-old secured a fourth qualifying spot for France at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games after winning the men’s recurve open at the ... Read More »

London Marathon competitor achieves personal best fundraising for Mobility Choice and Scope

London Marathon competitor, Tom Dixon, 36, is celebrating after completing the 2016 event in a personal best time whilst raising vital funds for disability charities Mobility Choice and Scope. Tom from Amersham, South Bucks, finished the race in 2 hours 58 minutes – his fastest time yet by 12 mins and under the elusive three hours he has been seeking ... Read More »