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Paracanoe: Britain wins seven golds at European Championships

Britain’s paracanoe team have claimed seven gold medals at the Sprint European Championships in Germany. Anne Dickins retained her title, while world champion Jeannette Chippington set two world records when winning two golds at the event in Brandenburg. Emma Wiggs, also a 2013 world champion, was Britain’s first victor with Andrea Green, Martin Tweedy and Ian Marsden also winning. Two silvers and ... Read More »

Paralympic medallists show support for National Paralympic Day

Paralympic medallists Dan Greaves, Mickey Bushell, David Devine and Abdi Jama have today called on their hometowns of Birmingham and Liverpool to come out and show their support for local Paralympic athletes by getting involved with a special day of activities to celebrate National Paralympic Day on Saturday August 30.   Centenary Square in Birmingham and at Chavasse Park, Liverpool ... Read More »

Channel 4 continues para-sport commitment in summer 2014

Channel 4 is set to broadcast a host of major para-sport events this summer. The news follows the broadcaster’s unparalleled coverage of Sochi 2014, the biggest ever UK TV commitment to Winter Paralympic Games, and two years on from its ground-breaking, BAFTA winning coverage of the 2012 Paralympic Games. Programming will include coverage of July’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London ... Read More »

Disability sports challenge final

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) held the final of its disability sports challenge, run in association with Disability Sports NI and the GAA on Wednesday 2nd July 2014 at Lagan Valley Leisureplex. The event was run with the support of the Youth Council NI, Community Relations, Equality and Diversity Programme (CRED) and it gave members the opportunity to test ... Read More »

GB men’s wheelchair basketballers reach world quarter-finals

Great Britain have secured a place in the World Wheelchair Basketball Championship quarter-finals after defeating Japan 65-47 in South Korea. Britain, who have won all five of their matches in the competition, face Spain on Thursday to decide who they play in the last eight. Gaz Choudhry was the top scorer against Japan with 21 points. The quarter-finals take place ... Read More »

Paralympic Snowboarder, Amy Purdy, Goes Nude for ESPN Body Issue

Amy Purdy has nothing to hide.The Paralympic snowboarder and “Dancing with the Stars” runner-up is one of many athletes taking it all off for ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue.“What I love about my body, especially right now, is just how strong it is,” she tells the mag. “I’ve felt that contrast of it being as weak and vulnerable as it could be. When I was in ... Read More »

GB men’s basketballers notch up fourth win at World Champs

Great Britain Men won their fourth game of the World Championships, 64-59, in a tough battle against a physical Iranian team. The first five minutes of the game saw both teams sizing each other up, but led by Terry Bywater and his initial 7points, GB pushed ahead to lead, 13-8. Iran struggled with GB’s excellent defense, and were caught by ... Read More »

GB men’s wheelchair basketball team beat Mexico to top group

Great Britain’s male wheelchair basketball team finished top of their group after beating Mexico 74-54 at the World Championships in South Korea. Ian Sagar, with 14 points, top scored for Britain as they finished with three wins out of three in Group A. “It was a scrappy game and we weren’t up to our best, but we still scored 74 ... Read More »

Oscar Pistorius trial: Some witnesses ‘refused to testify’

Some witnesses refused to testify at the televised trial of Oscar Pistorius because of the publicity, the South African athlete’s lawyer has said. They did not want “their voices all over the world”, Barry Roux told the court as his team ended its case. The court has now adjourned until 7 August for closing arguments. The Olympic sprinter denies intentionally ... Read More »

Brain-injured golfer on course to Namibia

After promising junior golfer Graeme Mazur was brain injured and semi-paralysed in a road accident while on his newspaper delivery round he feared anything approaching normal life would be over. But Graeme, now aged 29, never abandoned hope of putting aside his wheelchair, getting back on his feet and returning to the golf course. He is not only playing golf ... Read More »

‘A long way to go’ – Paralympian on attitudes to disability

As a survey suggest major improvements in attitudes towards disability as a result of the 2012 Paralympics, gold medalist Sophie Christiansen tells Channel 4 News it is time to stop focusing on sport. Christiansen, who won three gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, told Channel 4 News “there is still a long way to go” following the government survey which ... Read More »

Oceans of Hope Continues Global Voyage To Change Perceptions Of MS

Oceans of Hope, the 20-metre yacht undertaking the first global circumnavigation by a yacht with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis, has set sail from Portsmouth, UK, following a highly successful four-day stopover in the English port in which she captured the imagination of people with MS.   During the 61,000-kilometre (33,000-nautical mile) voyage, which will take 17 months ... Read More »