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British Team announced for first ever International Blind Tennis Tournament

Six tennis players have been selected for the Great Britain team to contest the International Blind Tennis Tournament in Spain next month, becoming the first ever visually impaired players to represent the nation on the international stage. The team will be managed by the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain’s leading tennis charity, and will travel to Alfaz del Pí on the ... Read More »

Reid wins historic Wimbledon wheelchair tennis singles title

Gordon Reid made Wimbledon history again on Sunday when he became the first ever wheelchair tennis men’s singles champion at The Championships.  The British No.1 Reid defeated Sweden’s’ Stefan Olsson in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 to win his second Grand Slam singles title. On another great day for the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme, Jordanne Whiley and Japan’s ... Read More »

Deaflympics 2013: GB win five medals in Sofia

Great Britain enjoyed a late surge to claim five medals at the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia.  Cyclist Tom Smith, a former GB junior before a back injury hampered his progress, won silver in the road race and bronze in the points race. Read More »

Great Britain wins 5 para-triathlon world titles

With para-triathlon now a part of the Paralympic Games programme, the sport’s World Championships on Monday were bigger than ever. Great Britain picked up five gold medals on Monday (22 October) at the ITU Para-Triathlon World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. Read More »

Murderball Glory For GB

Britain’s Wheelchair Rugby players broke into jubilant celebrations after clinching their first victory of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in front of the prime minister David Cameron and 10,000 fans at the Basketball Arena tonight (Thursday). But in truth it was more relief than joy after they’d edged a “dicey” win in the last five minutes against Paralympic newcomers France. ... Read More »

Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Man

Richard Whitehead did not disappoint at his first Paralympic Games, competing in the T42 200m, as he powered to victory to claim gold and broke the world record. Watch the race unfold here: Richard Whitehead Claims Gold Whitehead, 36, was trailing coming off the bend in his first Paralympic Games final, but produced an astonishing last 80m to run down ... Read More »

Football Hopes Dashed By Ukraine

The ParalympicsGB 7-a-side Football team saw their London 2012 medal hopes swept away by Ukraine as the reigning world and Paralympic champions chalked up a 7-1 victory over Lyndon Lynch’s side. Read More »