Tag Archive: paralympic

2 Great Opportunities: Learn to Run and Talent Spotting

We’ve heard from Kiera Roche from LimbPower about the 2 following exciting opportunities. Learn to Run Workshops are free running clinics where leg amputees can learn about running along with relevant information, and Talent Intro, is where those of  you who can already run might be spotted as  Paralympians of the future… As Kiera says: “Not… View Article

Huge Success for Junior Amputee Games

(From Enable) LimbPower held the inaugural Junior Amputee Games on 15th/16th September at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, and the lucky young participants were cheered on by their heroes Stef Reid and Gemma Collis fresh from their Paralympic success. Over the two days, 54 children aged between 6 and 18 years old were able to try a… View Article
Leigh Day & Co supported inaugural Junior Amputee Games

Leigh Day & Co supported inaugural Junior Amputee Games

18 September 2012 The Inaugural LimbPower Junior Amputee Games, sponsored by Leigh Day & Co, took place last weekend at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics. The event was a great success with children between the ages of 6 and 18 years old participating in a variety of Paralympic sports over two days. The… View Article

Paralympics 2012: Jonnie Peacock happy to win 100m but annoyed he didn’t go faster!

By Jacquelin Magnay – Olympic Stadium Jonnie Peacock was so stunned when he crossed the finish line of the Paralympic amputee 100 metres final he looked immediately to the scoreboard for confirmation. Had he really just demolished a class field including the former world record holder Oscar Pistorius, young gun Blake Leeper and the 200m victor… View Article

Martine’s journey from Tube horror to Paralympics Games celebration

When the faces of the people who died in the 7 July bomb attacks in London were broadcast the world over, during the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Martine Wright could have been forgiven for shuddering. She came closer than most to being in that sad roll of honour. On that day seven years ago she had… View Article

Paralympics – London 2012: Mallory Weggemann targets nine Paralympic golds

By Elizabeth Hudson BBC Paralympic sports reporter On 21 January 2008, American teenager Mallory Weggemann’s life changed forever. Two months short of her 19th birthday, she walked into a clinic in her native Minnesota for the third of three epidurals to help ease the back pain she had been suffering. But something went wrong with… View Article

Paralympics – Sam and Oliver Hynd hope for London Paralympic 2012 gold glory

WITH 2012 just around the corner, two of Kirkby’s Paralympic hopefuls are busy preparing to make waves for Britain at next year’s Games. Sam and Oliver Hynd both hope to represent their nation at the London Paralympics, with both brothers under very different pressures to achieve success. As part of their build-up to what the… View Article

Paralympic star inspires Northwood students

Northwood Junior High students received an inspirational presentation Nov. 15 from one of the most decorated Paralympic athletes in the country — a man who climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in a wheelchair. BY CHARLES BERMAN Chris Waddell, who earned 13 medals over seven Paralympic games and World Championships in skiing and wheelchair… View Article

Olympics/Paralympics – London 2012 Official Posters

* Please click HERE to see a slideshow of the 12 designs * The London 2012 Olympic Committee unveiled its 12 official Olympic and Paralympic posters, created by the UK’s top contemporary artists. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) commissioned 12 artists (six for the Olympics and six for the… View Article
Paralympics – Aussie Wheelchair Rugby Team Ready to go

Paralympics – Aussie Wheelchair Rugby Team Ready to go

Not much startles the Australian wheelchair rugby team – that helps when playing a sport affectionately known as “Murderball”. But the side dubbed the Steelers were left feeling very anxious indeed when Qantas grounded their fleet, threatening to turn their Paralympic dream into a nightmare. Much to their relief, their flight to Seoul on Wednesday… View Article
Paralympics-Golden girl Charlotte refuses to take anything for granted

Paralympics-Golden girl Charlotte refuses to take anything for granted

MANSFIELD swimmer Charlotte Henshaw insists she’s taking nothing for granted despite striking a major psychological blow ahead of the European Championships in Berlin. The 24-year-old grabbed 100m breaststroke gold at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, seeing off a top-quality field in the process. Henshaw touched home in 1:39.33 minutes, ahead of Paralympic gold… View Article
Double-amputee sets his sights on worlds

Double-amputee sets his sights on worlds

As track and field’s Diamond League crosses into the United States, the focus shifts from Usain Bolt to a pair of intriguing South African runners. Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Paralympic champion, and Caster Semenya, scrutinized in a gender-testing controversy in 2009 and 2010, headline the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday (2:30-4 p.m., NBC)…. View Article
Paralympics-Paralympic dressage hopeful Ruth MacCarthy loaned horse

Paralympics-Paralympic dressage hopeful Ruth MacCarthy loaned horse

A Warwickshire paralympic dressage hopeful has told of her delight at finding a new horse to train with, after her own became lame. Ruth MacCarthy, 26, of Wellesbourne, has been unable to train for the 2012 Games since January after her horse Whisper ruptured a ligament. An owner has now given her his horse on… View Article
2012 Paralympic Games Hopeful Says Landmark Education Helped Her Overcome Self-Consciousness To Compete

2012 Paralympic Games Hopeful Says Landmark Education Helped Her Overcome Self-Consciousness To Compete

Katy Sullivan, an actress and Paralympic runner ranked 5th in the world in her category, says that her newfound confidence is what has made it possible to boldly pursue her dreams. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 Katy Sullivan, an actress and Paralympic runner ranked 5th in the world in her category, credits training… View Article

Paralympic hopeful, Lyndon Longhorne presents petition to save Crook leisure centre

A PARALYMPIC hopeful has called on a council not to close the leisure centre where he learned to swim. Lyndon Longhorne, 15, from Crook, County Durham, yesterday handed a 4,000 signature petition to Durham County Council, which is consulting over plans to close the town’s leisure centre. If we hadn’t been able to go to… View Article
Paralympics-Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius visits Olympic Stadium

Paralympics-Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius visits Olympic Stadium

Paralympic gold medallist and world-record holder Oscar Pistorius today visited the Olympic Stadium to see for himself where he may be competing in under 500 days time. Oscar Pistorius, a BT Ambassador, was given a tour of the Olympic Stadium ahead of his appearance at the BT Paralympic World Cup which starts today. Oscar Pistorius,… View Article

Martine Wright: 'I lost both legs in the London bombings but sport healed me'

A tale of hope emerges from the devastation as a Paralympian finds inspiration from volleyball – and flies high as she contemplates the 2012 Games. Alan Hubbard meets Martine Wright Sunday, 10 October 2010 Fifty-two people died in the terrorist atrocities in London on the morning of 7 July 2005, eight on the Circle Line… View Article
Record Coverage of IPC Swimming World Championships

Record Coverage of IPC Swimming World Championships

Bonn, Germany – The 2010 International Paralympic Committee (IPC*) Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will be seeing more coverage than any previous IPC Swimming World Championships. Through the IPC’s official internet channel www.ParalympicSport.TV, a live stream of the competitions will be available everyday, giving Paralympic fans around the world a chance to watch… View Article
Calling potential competitors for the 2012 Paralympics

Calling potential competitors for the 2012 Paralympics

We have received this invitation from the aptly-named PACE Rehabilitation. If you fit the criteria below you’ve got nothing to lose by following the link for what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the ParalympicGB Team for 2012. ************************************************************* Do you have: An impairment? A UK passport? A sporting… View Article
Calling potential competitors for the 2012 Paralympics

Calling potential competitors for the 2012 Paralympics

We have received this invitation from the aptly-named PACE Rehabilitation. If you fit the criteria below you’ve got nothing to lose by following the link for what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the ParalympicGB Team for 2012. ************************************************************* Do you have: An impairment? A UK passport? A sporting… View Article
PISTORIUS POSITIVE AFTER YEAR TO FORGET

PISTORIUS POSITIVE AFTER YEAR TO FORGET

By Matt McGeehan, Press Association Sport Fate conspired against ‘the fastest man with no legs’ this year, with a near-fatal boat crash and a spell behind bars book-ending a summer that fell short of expectations. Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius, a four-time Paralympic champion, had a prolonged battle with the International Amateur Athletics Federation over… View Article

Prosthetics don't give sprinters an unfair advantage, research suggests

Carbon-fibre blades like those worn by sprinter Oscar Pistorius do not give an edge over able-bodied athletes Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who wears carbon-fibre blades, lost his bid to compete against able-bodied athletes at the Beijing Olympics. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images Prosthetics worn by disabled sprinters confer no speed advantage, scientists have found. If anything,… View Article
Calls for Jimmy Carr to quit after joke on forces' amputees

Calls for Jimmy Carr to quit after joke on forces' amputees

By Victoria Ward 26/10/2009 A former Army commander yesterday called for Jimmy Carr to quit for making fun of soldiers who have lost limbs. Patrick Mercer, Conservative MP and chairman of the Commons subcommittee on terrorism, said certain subjects should be instinctively “off limits” for stand-up comics. Carr told a 2,500-strong audience at the Manchester… View Article
3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

London 2012 Media Release 8/27/2009 Saturday 29th August represents exactly three years to go to the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) marked the milestone date by announcing the appointment of Chris Holmes MBE as its new Director of Paralympic Integration…. View Article
3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

London 2012 Media Release 8/27/2009 Saturday 29th August represents exactly three years to go to the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) marked the milestone date by announcing the appointment of Chris Holmes MBE as its new Director of Paralympic Integration…. View Article

Crates finishes 3rd in last ever 800m race

HEYBRIDGE-based former Paralympic champion Danny Crates failed in his bid to win his last ever 800m race coming in third at the London Grand Prix on Friday. But it was still a fitting farewell to a remarkable athlete who in recent months has been struggling with a hamstring problem. Crates, who won the T46 800m… View Article
Crates finished 3rd in last ever 800m

Crates finished 3rd in last ever 800m

HEYBRIDGE-based former Paralympic champion Danny Crates failed in his bid to win his last ever 800m race coming in third at the London Grand Prix on Friday. But it was still a fitting farewell to a remarkable athlete who in recent months has been struggling with a hamstring problem. Crates, who won the T46 800m… View Article
The 2009 Amputee Games – latest

The 2009 Amputee Games – latest

The 2009 Amputee Games, creating sporting opportunites for the newly disabled. The 2009 Amputee Games is back at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the home of disability sport, for another power packed two-days of sporting opportunity. Participants will be invited to ‘have-a-go’ at 13 Paralympic sports under the guidance of the sporting governing bodies. The inaugural event… View Article