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16 year old Australian breaks World Record in the pool

Australia’s swim team had an up-and-down first day at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and it’s a great debate for who had the greatest “up” between the country’s two World Records. One came in the women’s 400 free relay (see more about that record here), and the other came from 16-year old Rowan Crothers, who for the second time this year has ... Read More »

England’s Sophie Thornhill Takes The Lead

Sophie Thornhill and pilot Rachel James of England, raced into the lead of the opening Para-Cycling qualifier here at the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. Scotland’s Aileen McGlynn and pilot Louise Haston came a close second and third and fourth places were scooped by the two Australian teams, 3rd place going to Brandie O’Connor and Breanna Hargrave and 4th place taken by Felicity ... Read More »

Mel selected for European Championships

A fantastic run of form has secured Paralympian and Hartpury golden girl Mel Nicholls a place at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea. Former Hartpury student Mel, who is now a Sports Ambassador for the College, will race in the T34 800 metres and 100 metres at the Championships at Swansea University International Sports Village from August 18th to ... Read More »

Jamie Burdekin wins doubles

Jamie Burdekin teamed up with world number one David Wagner to claim his first British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships quad doubles title. The pair won 6-0 6-1 against Australia’s Dylan Alcott and Lucas Sithole of South Africa in Nottingham. It was the second Super Series doubles crown of Burdekin’s career. In the men’s singles, top seed Shingo Kunieda beat British ... Read More »

Man U and Chelsea Criticised For Anti Disability Policies

The Paralympian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, has today launched a scathing attack on the best of the best when it comes to football in the UK due to their lack of ability to consider those with disabilities when it comes to ticket sales and formation. In addressing the House of Lords, as is her right, she said that top clubs, including Manchester ... Read More »

Premier League clubs ‘failing disabled fans’

Premier League football clubs are failing to sell season tickets to disabled fans, Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has told peers. She told the House of Lords that clubs, including Manchester United, had inadequate accessible seating. The former gold medallist said clubs had enough money to make adjustments and called for seats to be converted. Manchester United said they made as ... Read More »

Disability Sports, Art and Culture Centre Given Go Ahead

A centre to inspire future paralympians is to be built in Kent, it has been announced. Known as iSparc, it is to be built in the grounds of Ifield Foundation Special School in Gravesend and aims to build on Kent’s Paralympic legacy. The venue for disability sports, art and cultural centre was given the go-ahead by Kent County Council. Facilities ... Read More »

Blade runner returns from fifth consecutive World Championships

RSLSteeper client and international athlete Adrian Howden has returned from a successful event at this year’s World Duathlon Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. Prior to losing his right leg after being hit by a motorcyclist eight years ago, Adrian was an international distance runner and has refused to let his disability put a stop to his successful sporting career. Taking part ... Read More »

Diamond League: Paralympian Stef Reid sets long jump record

Britain’s Stef Reid has set an F44 long jump record at the Diamond League  meeting in Glasgow. Reid, 29, who had her right leg amputated below the knee after a boating accident when she was 16, jumped 5.47m in the opening round of the competition at Hampden Park. Reid had managed 5.45m in Florida in April but the jump has not been ... Read More »

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 »