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ParalympicsGB celebrates Paralympic Nominees for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Following a historic Rio Games for the ParalympicsGB team, it today congratulated the three Paralympic athletes shortlisted for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award; Sophie Christiansen OBE, Kadeena Cox and Dame Sarah Storey. The three athletes are emblematic of ParalympicsGB’s stunning success at Rio 2016, where the team defied expectations to smash their medal target and win ... Read More »

Golden wheels for a golden girl

Flag bearing Paralympian ‘Queen Kadeena’ returns to heroes’ welcome and gold Union Jack wheels courtesy of Carbon Black Forget golden post boxes in the home towns of returning Olympic and paralympian athletes, a company that manufactures F1 Wheelchairs has put a distinct twist on the tradition by welcoming their Rio hero home to a pair of golden union flag wheels. ... 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 »

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 »

Day six review/Day seven preview of Rio 2016 Paralympics

On a day when the temperature soared in Rio, ParalympicsGB did not wilt in the heat and won six gold medals to draw level with the tally of 34 from London 2012. There were second golds on the track for Libby Clegg and Georgina Hermitage as they won the T11 200m and T37 400m titles, respectively, with Hollie Arnold also ... Read More »

#FilltheSeats – Samsung to join the campaign to support Rio 2016 Paralympics

#FilltheSeats – Samsung to join the campaign to support Brazilian children attend the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Samsung has announced it is donating USD 50,000 to help more Brazilian youngsters attend the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and to ensure the stands continue to be packed with fans throughout the Games which run from 7 to 18 of September. Samsung’s donation will support the global ... Read More »

Rio Paralympics: ‘Brazil has delivered’, say GB athletes as Games reaches half-way point

By Barney Cullum The verdict at the half-way point here in Brazil is that the Rio Games have delivered. Not my words, but the words of Paralympics GB’s top athletes. Many thought the Games might flounder due to slow ticket sales, reports of inadequate accommodation and other issues. However, swimming royalty Ellie Simmonds – who won her first Rio gold ... Read More »

Day five review/day six preview of Paralympics Rio 2016

It proved to be an exciting finish to day five in Rio as a quick-fire hat-trick of swimming victories took the tally to 28 gold medals. The day began with Will Bayley winning the men’s table tennis singles (Class 7), and celebrating by climbing on the table, hugging the umpire and jumping on his coach’s shoulders. Over in the Olympic ... Read More »

Rio Paralympics: Kadeena Cox on helping others, future goals and the ‘Kadeena the machiner’ myth

by Barney Cullum History was made here in Rio this weekend as Kadeena Cox became the first British Paralympian to win medals across two different sports at the same Games for almost 30 years. Sprint-cycling two laps of the ‘Velodromo’ in a world record time that left Dame Sarah Storey – Britain’s most successful female Paralympian – trailing behind, she ... Read More »