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Paralympic Champion Reid heads entries for NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London

It’s official. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed that four British players, including Paralympic  gold medallist and Wimbledon men’s singles champion Gordon Reid and Rio quad singles silver medallist Andy Lapthorne, will compete at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2016 in London (30 Nov-4 Dec). Tournament success throughout the year has ensured Reid (world No.2), Lapthorne (quad world No.4), Jordanne ... Read More »

Open Goal: Goalball UK welcomes sighted players

Hot on the heels of Great Britain’s Paralympic success, Goalball UK are leading a campaign to get more sighted people involved in the sport at a club level, as players, coaches and officials. Throughout October and into November, clubs across the country will be hosting open sessions where anyone, sighted or visually-impaired, can attend to learn more and try Goalball ... Read More »

British Blind Sport hosts National Festival in Coventry

Following hot on the heels of the successful Paralympics in Rio, British Blind Sport’s annual Visually Impaired (VI) Festival of Sport is taking place on Saturday 22 October at Bablake School, Coundon Rd, Coventry, CV1 4AU from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and is FREE to all blind and partially sighted people aged 5 and over. Alaina MacGregor, CEO, said: ... Read More »

Exercise Class has Tenants Sitting Up and Taking Notice

Tenants at a retirement housing development in Stirling have been keeping fit with a novel exercise programme that is making everyone sit up and take notice. The seated exercise class, at Bield’s Allan Park House, meets once a week and has been keeping tenants active and social for a year. Everyone at the development is encouraged to get involved, with ... Read More »

More people to Get Out Get Active as programme goes lives across UK

On Saturday 1 October saw the start of the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme following January’s successful funding announcement. Spirit of 2012 is funding the £4.5 million initiative, which brings together 18 GOGA localities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and numerous national partners. In the first of its kind on such a scale, GOGA will support disabled ... Read More »

Paralympian completes in worlds toughest obstacle course

Wheelchair-Fencer, Dimitri Coutya took on Tough Mudder on Saturday in aid of disabled children in Africa. On Saturday 24 September, ParalympicGB fencer Dimitri Coutya, took part in the West Sussex Tough Mudder challenge. Arms, legs and wheels took on the gruelling SAS-style military course together with 10,000 others. 18-year old Dimitri returned from the Rio 2016 Paralympic games just days ... Read More »

ParalmympicGB athletes with learning disabilities win 12 medals despite event restrictions

Just 3 out of 23 sports open to athletes with a learning disability – Mencap petition calls for more events to be opened up. 8% of medals (12 out of 147) won by Team GB at the Paralympics were won by athletes with a learning disability, despite them making up just 3% of the overall Team GB. This success adds ... Read More »

Ottobock extends partnership with IPC until the end of 2020

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Ottobock have extended their worldwide partnership until the end of 2020. An international partner since 2005 and the longest serving partner to the Paralympic Games, Ottobock has provided technical services for equipment used by Paralympians since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games, where the company’s ‘Passion for Paralympics’ was born. Today Ottobock’s Sportsline provides the equipment for Para athletes ... Read More »

Independent Paralympic Athlete team makes history in Rio thanks to the support of Allianz

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein has described 2016 as the best year of his life and said the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were a big part of that. Al Hussein, who had part of his leg blown off in a rocket attack when he went to the aid of a friend during the civil war in his home country, was ... Read More »

ParalympicsGB to return from Rio 2016 with third highest medal haul in British Paralympic history

ParalympicsGB will return from Rio with 64 gold medals – the most gold medals and indeed most medals of any British Paralympic team since Seoul 1988 – and won 12% of all gold medals awarded at the Games, which is the best performance since Tel Aviv in 1968. A series of exceptional performances ensured ParalympicsGB comfortably passed the 121 medal ... Read More »

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games brought to a close with tribute to Iranian cyclist

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were brought to a close inside a packed Maracana Stadium on Sunday evening. Singers, dancers and fireworks lit up the iconic stadium before tributes were paid to Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died on Saturday.   Britain finished the Games with 147 medals, 64 of which were gold. They were second behind China, who claimed ... Read More »

Kadeena Cox flys the flag for ParalympicsGB as record-breaking Games come to a close

Golden girl Kadeena Cox, crowned Paralympic Champion in both athletics and cycling on her Paralympic debut, was chosen as flagbearer for Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony. As flagbearer Cox represented one of the most successful British Paralympic teams in history. The team has achieved the most gold medals by a British team since 1988, surpassing there medal ... Read More »