Tag Archive: London 2012

Channel 4 Announces a Summer of Para-Sport

Sophie Jones from Channel 4 has contacted us to let us know that Channel 4 will be championing Para-Sport events this summer. This is very good news for all athletes and viewers and we look forward to the watching the events and applaud Channel 4 for their support. Please click on the Channel 4 logo… View Article
Paralympics boom echoes around British sport – a great legacy

Paralympics boom echoes around British sport – a great legacy

Peter Walker and Zoe Holman guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 2 October 2012 18.00 BST Clubs at the grassroots of sports from cycling to boccia move to capitalise on surge in post-Games interest The Paralympics inspired thousands of Britons to decide that having a disability was no barrier to sport as they cheered on David Weir, Ellie Simmonds and other… View Article

Paralympics – Disabled rider on target for London 2012 Paralympics

Published on Monday 14 November 2011 09:51 A DISABLED rider who trains out of stables in Papplewick has become a world and European equestrian champion — after overcoming an allergy to horses! Sophie Wells (21), who rides from the Angela Weiss Stables on Mansfield Road, now has her sights set on the Paralympic Games. In… View Article
Paralympics –  Sharkey left on tenterhooks

Paralympics – Sharkey left on tenterhooks

From the Buck Free Press BEACONSFIELD goalball ace Anna Sharkey admits Britain’s participation at next year’s Paralympics is out of the team’s hands. Sharkey and her British teammates were desperate for a good performance at the recent European Championships to support their bid for a host nation place at next year’s Games. But ninth out… View Article
Paralympics – Paralympian launches Olympic inspired initiative for youngsters

Paralympics – Paralympian launches Olympic inspired initiative for youngsters

A PARALYMPIC hero has launched an Olympic inspired programme to encourage youngsters to fulfil their potential. Be the Best you can Be! was kick started at Galleywood Youth Centre by former Paralympic champion, Danny Crates. The initiative has been developed to inspire young people to recognise and fulfil their potential and supports the London 2012… View Article

Going for gold

Losing a leg was just one of the hardships faced by Jonas as he grew up in Lithuania – now he’s determined to fly the flag for Britain at London 2012 JONAS Zimnicki is a sportsman on a mission. This week marks a year until the London Olympics begin and – with the 2012 games… View Article
Paralympic News – Para-Equestrians Get Grant Boost for London 2012

Paralympic News – Para-Equestrians Get Grant Boost for London 2012

Para-Equestrians bidding to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games can now apply for funding as part of a brand new grant scheme to help with training expenses. Eurovestech plc, the pan-European development capital fund, has put up a €25,500 grant to support 15 equestrian athletes around the world as they prepare for London 2012…. View Article
Phillips happy despite World Cup defeat

Phillips happy despite World Cup defeat

From the Maidenhead Advertiser Maidenhead sitting volleyball player Justin Phillips may have seen his Great Britain side sink to defeat to the Netherlands at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester – but he still believes he can declare a case of job well done. Phillips and company made a flying start to their one-off… View Article

Paralympics-Paralympic basketball star Kirsty Wallace reveals love inspired her to walk down the aisle on her wedding day

May 30 2011 Lisa Adams LOVE made Kirsty Wallace determined to walk down the aisle at her wedding after being paralysed from the waist down in a horrific accident. And it was that same determination that made her a star of the Team GB wheelchair basketball team that won the World Cup last week. Now, the… View Article

Paralympics-Blake still on course for 2012

Dorchester middle-distance runner Paul Blake insists his pursuit of London 2012 glory has not been blown off course despite a fifth-place finish on his BT Paralympic World Cup debut. The 21-year-old made an explosive start to 2011, grabbing 400m gold and 800m silver at the IPC World Championships in New Zealand in January but in… View Article
Parson Wins Wellington Disabled Athlete of the Year Award

Parson Wins Wellington Disabled Athlete of the Year Award

World Champion cyclist Jayne Parson has been named the Pelorus Trust Disabled Athlete of the Year at the 2011 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards held in Wellington, New Zealand. The New Zealand cyclist won the award after another successful year, which included becoming World Champion (with her tandem partner Sonia Waddell) in the Women’s… View Article

Paralympics-An Olympic inspiration for artists

Published on Wednesday 1 June 2011 08:03 FYLDE flyer Shelly Woods will be picture perfect for the London 2012 Paralympics. The 24-year-old wheelchair racer, from St Annes, is set to pose for young artists during drawing classes set up to mark the 2012 Games. The free three-day summer school will be held for 14 to… View Article
Paralympics-Barrow runner, Dean, takes on best in the world

Paralympics-Barrow runner, Dean, takes on best in the world

DEAN Miller is looking forward to testing himself against the very best when he competes in the Paralympic World Cup tomorrow. London 2012 hopeful Miller will race in the 800m (T36 and T37 combined class) in front of Channel 4 TV cameras in Manchester – and he knows it’s going to be a difficult challenge…. View Article
Paralympics-Newquay swimmer Jonathan Fox aiming for golds at Berlin Euros

Paralympics-Newquay swimmer Jonathan Fox aiming for golds at Berlin Euros

By Gerard Meagher NEWQUAY swimmer Jonathan Fox has been smashing records left, right and centre of late – and he’s vowed to break new ground at this summer’s European Championships in Berlin. The 19-year-old has rewritten the record books in the 50m and 100m backstroke events in recent months and has the world best for… View Article

Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius aims to take his inspiring tale to Olympian heights

The South African, known as the ‘Blade Runner’, is hoping to educate people about disability while continuing his journey to the London 2012 Games A lean and sculpted Oscar Pistorius politely pushes aside a breakfast basket piled high with croissants and pastries. He stretches out his legs for the day and gazes at the London… View Article
Paralympics-Henshaw’s three-way tussle for supremacy set for another twist

Paralympics-Henshaw’s three-way tussle for supremacy set for another twist

CHARLOTTE Henshaw’s three-way tussle for 100m breaststroke supremacy is set for another twist at the BT Paralympic World Cup – and the Mansfield swimmer is relishing the battle. The 24-year-old has had her fair share of ups and downs so far in her career, as she slugs it out with fellow Brit Liz Johnson and… View Article
Paralympics-Ireland Announces Team for European Championships

Paralympics-Ireland Announces Team for European Championships

Ireland has announced its team for the IPC Swimming European Championship which will takes place from 3 -10 July in Berlin. The nine strong team features many swimmers who will not only be hoping to challenge for medals in the German capital but also qualify for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. David Malone, Ireland Team… View Article

Paralympics-Blade Runner’s Olympic dreams

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is preparing for London 2012 with hopes to compete in the main 2012 games as well as the Paralympics. Consistently clocking times below the “A” standard is the goal for Pistorius as he eyes up qualification for next year’s London Olympics. The 24-year-old, who has four Paralympic titles to his… View Article
Paralympics-Croatia’s Spanja Set to Renew Rivalries at European Championships

Paralympics-Croatia’s Spanja Set to Renew Rivalries at European Championships

Croatia’s double World champion swimmer Mihovil Spanja says his rivalries with Great Britain’s Jonathan Fox and Germany’s Christoph Burkhard are one of his main driving forces in the pool. At July’s International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming European Championships in Berlin and this week’s BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, the 27 year old Croat will… View Article

Paralympics-Walker hoping World Cup can be the start of something special

By Gerard Meagher, Sportsbeat SITTING volleyball player Charlie Walker has called on the British public to look beyond the sun and sand at London 2012 – suggesting his sport is among the hidden gems of the Paralympics. At Beijing 2008, Great Britain didn’t even enter the sitting volleyball competition but thanks to UK Sport investment… View Article
Paralympics-Simmonds Expecting Testing Examinations In and Out of the Pool

Paralympics-Simmonds Expecting Testing Examinations In and Out of the Pool

Great Britain’s Paralympic and World Champion swimmer Eleanor Simmonds is set for a summer of testing examinations both in and out of the pool – sitting her school exams in Spain before defending her European titles in Berlin, Germany in early July. The 16 year old from Walsall, who is currently in Majorca on a… View Article