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Brits claim three titles in Pensacola as Reid, Shuker and Whiley triumph

Brits won three titles at the Pensacola Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships over the weekend with Gordon Reid clinching victory in the men’s singles and doubles, while London 2012 bronze medallists Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley teamed up to win their second women’s doubles title this season. Meanwhile, Jamie Burdekin and Andy Lapthorne finished runners-up in the quad doubles to American ... Read More »

Pippa Middleton hosts Para Snow Ball

Pippa Middleton co-hosted the Para Snow Ball last night with John Inverdale. Paralympians and supporters gathered at the event and succeeded in raising in excess of £50,000 for Disability SnowSport UK, an organisation taht raises money and provides support to those with disabilities who want to participate in snowsports. To read more on the story visit the Metro website Read More »

Preparations for Rio continue as leading specialists attend UK Paralympic Sport Science and Sport Medicine Conference

Approximately 200 leading specialists and practitioners from across the UK have come together for a two day Paralympic, Sport Science and Sport Medicine Conference (starting yesterday and continuing today, Friday March 13) to share knowledge and experience from the fields of sport science and sport medicine, in order to support the preparations of ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016. On the agenda ... Read More »

Young Scot Awards 2015: Inspirational disability sports teen receives nomination

GEMMA Lumsdaine, 17, has her sights set on the 2020 Paralympic Games and describes participating in disability sports as a “way of life”. Meet murderballer Gemma Lumsdaine – one of Scotland’s toughest young athletes . The 17-year-old schoolgirl is not only one of the nation’s leading wheelchair rugbyplayers, she is also at the top of her game in wheelchair basketball ... Read More »

Para-skiing Worlds: Millie Knight aims to ‘fly the flag’ for Britain

Skier Millie Knight hopes to ‘step up’ her performances for Britain at the IPC World Championships, in the absence of Paralympic champion Kelly Gallagher. The Sochi gold medallist ruled herself out of this week’s event in Panorama, Canada, after her guide Charlotte Evans failed to recover from concussion. Visually impaired Knight, 16, became GB’s youngest-ever Winter Paralympian by competing in ... Read More »

Britain’s Rhiannon Henry wins on Para-triathlon debut

Former Paralympic swimmer Rhiannon Henry marked her switch to Para-triathlon with victory in her first major race. Henry and guide Nicole Walters took gold in the PT5 category at the International Triathlon Union World Para-triathlon event in South Africa. The pair beat World Championship silver medallist Melissa Reid and her new guide Grace France. There was also gold for former ... Read More »

Swimming stars rally Scottish support with 150 days to go to the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships

Beijing Olympic open water silver medallist Keri-anne Payne and Edinburgh’s para-swimming Europeans silver medallist Scott Quin, are predicting another great summer of sporting action in Scotland, at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow from 13-19 July. Payne, the former double open water world champion, trains with Quin in Edinburgh, and both share the same goal of winning World Championships ... Read More »

Disabled Cyclists Wanted

EMpowered people is a unique charity that offers help and support to enable all adults with disabilities and from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race or level of ability, to improve their health and wellbeing through cycling. They are looking for disabled cyclists to join them on their upcoming Tour of Anglesey. EMpowered people’s  Tour of Anglesey has an option ... Read More »

Team GB take Malmo by storm at European Goalball Championship

Representing Britain on the International stage, the men’s UK Goalball team struck gold at the European Championship in Malmo, Sweden last week. In the only Paralympic sport designed specifically for the visually impaired, Team GB were promoted to the league above after beating favourites Russia to win the tournament. After convincing victories in the group stages including an impressive 11-2 ... Read More »

Sailor calls for Paralympic ruling reversal

GEOFF HOLT has expressed his fury at sailing being excluded from the Paralympics. And the groundbreaking disability sailor has launched a campaign for the controversial decision to be reversed. Holt, 48, has demanded questions be answered after it was announced sailing will not feature at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. The International Paralympic Committee stated disability sailing did not meet ... Read More »

Para-cycling: GB enjoy medal success in Newport

Tandem pairing Neil Fachie and Craig Maclean led the way as Great Britain won 18 medals at the Newport Para-cycling International. The Commonwealth Games double gold medallists won both the kilo and sprint at the event which gave GB key qualification points for Rio 2016. Jody Cundy set a new personal best in the C4/5 kilo. There were also golds ... Read More »

Matt Richardson wins silver in Para-skeleton World Cup

Britain’s Matt Richardson finished second in the inaugural Para-skeleton World Cup series after a second place finish in the final race in St Moritz. The ex-serviceman won gold in the first event in Park City, USA and claimed silver in the second in Iglis, Austria. But the 28-year-old lost to America’s Eric Eierdam by just 0.01 seconds in the final ... Read More »