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2 PACE Patients Hit the News….

2 PACE Patients Hit the News….

We’re grateful to Scott Richardson from PACE Rehabilitation for sending the following articles. PACE have excelled themselves recently and this is just an example of what amputees have been able to achieve recently with their help and expertise. ************************************* Amputee Bobby Griffin Carries the Olympic Flame Remarkably, just twenty months after his elective leg amputation… View Article
Paralympics-Finbow confident of Euro revenge

Paralympics-Finbow confident of Euro revenge

Published on Tuesday 7 June 2011 08:56 DEWSBURY wheelchair basketballer Peter Finbow is the first to admit that Great Britain’s revenge mission didn’t go to plan at the BT Paralympic World Cup – but he’s still convinced it will be accomplished come September’s European Championships. The 35-year-old underwent two shoulder operations in 2009 and as… 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-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
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
Paralympics-Tom Degun: What women’s sport in Britain can learn from the United States

Paralympics-Tom Degun: What women’s sport in Britain can learn from the United States

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 By: Tom Degun A week-long stay in Manchester recently saw me spend the majority of my time holed away in the cosy media centre at the BT Paralympic World Cup. But one wet and windy morning, which to me appears to me to be the norm for Mancunians, saw me venture… View Article
Paralympics-SWIMMING: Stephanie toasts Cup triumph

Paralympics-SWIMMING: Stephanie toasts Cup triumph

CORSHAM swimmer Steph Millward is ready to take on Europe’s best after BT Paralympic World Cup glory in Manchester. Millward lit up the final day of competition as she claimed gold in the 100m backstroke in 1:11.13 ahead of Australian Ellie Cole and compatriots Louise Watkin and Claire Cashmore. And she followed that up with… View Article

Paralympics-UK amputee schoolgirl Danielle Bradshaw eyes 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

An amputee who was encouraged by a Paralympic star to fulfil her dreams of running again finally got to meet her hero. Danielle Bradshaw, 12, who had her damaged leg amputated last year set her sights on competing at the Rio Games in 2016 after hearing about Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius. The schoolgirl met the… View Article
Paralympics-BT Paralympic World Cup 2011: Great Britain men’s wheelchair basketball settle for bronze

Paralympics-BT Paralympic World Cup 2011: Great Britain men’s wheelchair basketball settle for bronze

The GB men’s wheelchair basketball team secured the bronze medal at the BT Paralympic World Cup, defeating Brazil by 63-43 in the third place play-off. By Gareth A Davies They undoubtedly missed veteran playmaker Jon Pollock, who was sidelined three days before the event with a shoulder injury. Teenager Harry Brown was drafted in to… View Article
Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius runs fastest tournament time for 400m

Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius runs fastest tournament time for 400m

Sprinter Oscar Pistorius ran his fastest time in a new BT Paralympic World Cup 400m record time at the Manchester Regional Athletics track at Sport City. Fast, but not fast enough for his Olympic and Paralympic dual dream next year. By Gareth A Davies Rain on Thursday night was replaced by strong gusts on Friday,… 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-Men add Bronze to GB Medal Tally at BT Paralympic World Cup

Paralympics-Men add Bronze to GB Medal Tally at BT Paralympic World Cup

The GB men’s Wheelchair Basketball team secured the bronze medal at the BT Paralympic World Cup, defeating Brazil by 63-43. The home team started out slowly and trailed throughout the first quarter. But they came out fighting in the second quarter and took the lead in the first two minutes. Terry Bywater had a great… View Article

Paralympics-Cashmore ready for World Cup after university challenge

KIDDERMINSTER’S Paralympic swimming star Claire Cashmore describes the past month as the worst of her life as her time at university comes to a close and can’t wait for a stress-free summer in comparison – starting now. The 22-year-old has been in good form in the pool so far this year, scooping double bronze at… View Article

Paralympics-‘Blade Runner’ Sprints Closer To Olympic Dream

The South African ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius is hoping to sprint his way closer to achieving his Olympic dream when he competes in Manchester today. The double leg amputee is taking part in the BT Paralympic World Cup, an event in which he is unbeaten since it began in 2005. But it is the Olympic… View Article

Paralympics-BT Paralympic World Cup 2011: day four report

There was the feeling of a coming of age about this victory for Great Britain women’s wheelchair basketball team, crowned champions of the BT Paralympic World Cup for the first time today. They thumped Germany 63-52 in the final. By Gareth A Davies It was not the margin, but the manner of victory that was… View Article
Paralympics-Rehearsal time as Paralympic show seeks to widen its appeal

Paralympics-Rehearsal time as Paralympic show seeks to widen its appeal

Organisers are determined that London’s other 2012 Games will engage the public and bring the athletes deserved recognition What does the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester this week have to do with a pop concert on London’s Clapham Common featuring the girl group The Saturdays? Improbably enough, they represent different strands of a concerted attempt… 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-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-Great Britain women suffer heartbreaking first defeat at Paralympic World Cup

Paralympics-Great Britain women suffer heartbreaking first defeat at Paralympic World Cup

Great Britain women suffered their first defeat at the BT Paralympic World Cup as they were edged out 43-42 by Japan. Britain had led almost the entire game, but after Mari Amimoto put Japan on top with three minutes to go, Britain missed a handful of chances to reply and went down to their first… View Article

Paralympics-Inspiring Paralympic athletes speak of their 2012 fever

As British Paralympic stars compete in the World Cup, one basketball player, who is an amputee, tells Channel 4 News why life is “easier” for him than soldiers who have lost their legs in war zones. More than 240 athletes from 34 countries are competing in this week’s BT Paralympic World Cup, including “blade-runner” Oscar… 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-Freeman sinks Germany while British men thump Brazil in Manchester

By Gerard Meagher, Sportsbeat, in Manchester HELEN Freeman fired Great Britain to their second straight victory at the BT Paralympic World Cup – this time seeing off world silver medallists Germany in style in Manchester. ON FIRE: Great Britain head coach Garry Peel talks to his side during their impressive victory over Germany at the… 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-BT Paralympic World Cup 2011: day one report

By: Gareth A Davies Great Britain’s women got their 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup wheelchair basketball campaign off to a fantastic start with victory over Canada but their male counterparts had a frustrating opener with defeat at the hands of France. The women had a storming opening game with a 47-43 victory; an important result… View Article

Paralympics-Hollis keen to build towards London at World Cup

AS a Geography and Sports Science student, Emma Hollis knows her way around the world – but the thing she wants most is waiting just a stone’s throw away in the Olympic Park. Hollis, 19, who is in her first year at Loughborough University, can pretty much see the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, where she… View Article

Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius insists World Championship qualifying time is now just weeks away

By: Gareth A Davies Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter, is convinced he will achieve the International Association of Athletics Federation’s crucial 400 metres qualifying time for the World Championships within a month. Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter, is convinced he will achieve the International Association of Athletics Federation’s crucial 400 metres qualifying time for… View Article
Paralympics: Boccia-Smith can’t wait for moment in spotlight

Paralympics: Boccia-Smith can’t wait for moment in spotlight

BOCCIA isn’t the first disability sport that springs to everyone’s mind, but after strutting his stuff at the BT Paralympic World Cup Swansea’s David Smith believes all that will change. The 22-year-old has already built an impressive trophy cabinet despite his young years, none more so cherished than his team gold won at the 2008 Beijing… View Article
Paralympics-Mixed Fortunes for GB Team’s on first day of BT Paralympic World Cup

Paralympics-Mixed Fortunes for GB Team’s on first day of BT Paralympic World Cup

The GB women got their 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup off to a fantastic start with victory over Canada but GB men had a frustrating opener with defeat at the hands of France. The women had a storming opening game with a 47-43 win over Canada; an important result against a team seeded three places… 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

Paralympics-Cadburys latest global corporate to break into Paralympic movement

By: Gareth A Davies Gareth A Davies has been a sports journalist for The Daily Telegraph since 1993. He is Boxing and MMA Correspondent. Has been intrigued by fight and combat sports from a young age. Personal sporting passions are rugby, cricket, and martial arts. Also covers the Paralympic Games. Hates getting his hair cut…. View Article

Paralympics-Debutant Wallace desperate to prove her worth at Paralympic World Cup

WITH wedding bells still ringing in her ears, Kirsty Wallace will be hoping to make it a double celebration later this month when she makes her international wheelchair basketball debut at the BT Paralympic World Cup. Wallace will be making her first appearance as part of a 12-strong Great Britain women’s team that will take… View Article
Paralympics-Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game Launches 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup

Paralympics-Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game Launches 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup

The seventh annual BT Paralympic World Cup was launched today as members of the GB Wheelchair Basketball men’s and women’s teams took over the Manchester Arndale Centre to stage a celebrity demonstration event. Over the coming week, 23-28 May, some of the world’s best elite Paralympic athletes will descend on Manchester for the BT Paralympic… View Article
Paralympics-Libby Clegg tuning up for London

Paralympics-Libby Clegg tuning up for London

Published Date: 21 May 2011 By Gerard Meagher EDINBURGH sprinter Libby Clegg believes this month’s BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester offers the perfect opportunity to prove she can secure double gold at London 2012 next year. Clegg, 20, has been steadily rising through the ranks since claiming 100m silver at the 2008 Paralympics in… View Article
Paralympics-Nigel Murray with more on Boccia

Paralympics-Nigel Murray with more on Boccia

TWO-time Paralympic gold medallist Nigel Murray is the first to admit that boccia is not exactly the sexiest of sports – but he’s vowed to get the British public’s juices flowing at London 2012. The 46-year-old has a trophy cabinet brimming with major honours, including world and European gold medals, while he recently took his… View Article
Paralympics-WANTED MAN: Ben Rushgrove knows his rivals will be out to get one over on him at the BT Paralympic World Cup

Paralympics-WANTED MAN: Ben Rushgrove knows his rivals will be out to get one over on him at the BT Paralympic World Cup

BEN RUSHGROVE believes he will have a target on his back at the BT Paralympic World Cup – but he insists he won’t be running scared. WANTED MAN: Ben Rushgrove knows his rivals will be out to get one over on him at the BT Paralympic World Cup The 23-year-old will return to the track for the… View Article

Paralympics-Former sports stars help launch BT Paralympic World Cup

GREAT BRITAIN rugby league legend Martin Offiah has swapped his boots for wheels in Manchester to launch the BT Paralympic World Cup. The 45-year-old got his chance to take part in an exhibition wheelchair basketball match at the Arndale Centre where the Paralympic World Cup kicks off for real next week. He was joined by Channel 4’s That… View Article

Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius has one aim in life – to be the fastest man on Earth

By Kevin McCallum 12:08PM BST 22 May 2011 Oscar Pistorius opens the sliding doors of a room in his house in the east of Pretoria, whistles and all hell breaks loose. Pistorius has shown that while two legs may be good, no legs are better for him. Yet in his house, four legs rule the… View Article

Paralympics-Swimmer Ellie Simonds and coach Billy Pye are going in at the deep ahead of London 2012 Paralympics

Duncan White meets the swimmer and the former coal-miner who are on course to make a splash in London Going into my first final in Beijing, the nerves hit me so bad. I was 13 and it was my first final of the Paralympics, in the Individual Medley. I turned to Billy and said: ‘Why… View Article

Paralympics-Boccia is a Paralympic sport that will bowl you over

Jonathan Liew tries his hand at boccia and meets his match in Beijing gold medallist Zoe Robinson. Of all the sports that have, at some stage or another, managed to sweet-talk their way on to the Olympic programme, one of the oddest was ‘Indian clubs’. A gymnastics event that required its participants to swing two… View Article

Paralympics-Caroline Maclean is optimistic of ending GB’s bronze age

Haverhill wheelchair basketball player Caroline Maclean believes Great Britain are more than capable of bringing an end to their European bronze age – and with London 2012 just a year away, she thinks there’s no time like the present. The 36-year-old is set to compete in her fourth Paralympics in the capital next year, hoping… View Article

Paralympics-Accident helped turn Nathan Stephens into an international Paralympic athlete

Gareth A Davies reveals how a train accident helped to turn Nathan Stephens into an international athlete Barrie and Helen Stephens always look skywards and thank the Lord, come April 11 every year. It happens to be the birthday of their son, Nathan Stephens, a 23-year-old with the potential to become a superstar at the… View Article
Paralympics-Happy First Birthday Mandeville!

Paralympics-Happy First Birthday Mandeville!

To celebrate its first birthday (19 May), London 2012 Paralympic Games mascot Mandeville today invited a group of school children involved in the Get Set network – the official London 2012 education programme – to a special birthday party in central London. Since its arrival on the scene last year Mandeville, whose name is taken… View Article
Paralympics-World Cup stars’ sights on French

Paralympics-World Cup stars’ sights on French

FRANCE and Great Britain have never enjoyed the friendliest of sporting rivalries, and if Barnsley wheelchair basketballer Ian Sagar has his way, the BT Paralympic World Cup will only add to the drama. The 29-year-old is part of a 12-strong squad heading to Manchester for next week’s competition looking to defend their title against Paralympic… View Article

Paralympics-Gutsy Stephens goes for that Golden Shot

MOST kids would love a helicopter ride on their ninth birthday and Nathan Stephens was no different – except his was a matter of life and death. He made that air-ambulance dash without his legs. They were left behind on a railway line near Bridgend in South Wales along with the new trainers he had… View Article

Paralympics-Katrina throws books out for now…

REDDITCH’S Katrina Hart has locked herself away in the library for the majority of 2011 – but is ready to blow the cobwebs away in style at this month’s BT Paralympic World Cup. Hart was 21 yesterday and has been busy away from the track at the University of Bath as she comes to the… View Article
Paralympics-6 of Great Britain’s most inspiring athletes tell us why… There’s no limit

Paralympics-6 of Great Britain’s most inspiring athletes tell us why… There’s no limit

The BT Paralympic World Cup begins in Manchester on Monday with 300 dedicated athletes from 31 countries competing in the largest annual international multi-sport competition in elite disability sport. Most of those athletes have an inspiring and uplifting story to tell. Here Sportsmail catches up with six of them before the action kicks off… LOUISE… View Article
Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius to be subject of Broadway Artist

Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius to be subject of Broadway Artist

AN ICONIC Paralympian known as the blade runner is set to feature in the latest masterpiece by Broadway artist Jeremy Houghton. The Olympic artist decided to paint Oscar Pistorius after meeting before the forthcoming BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. The South African double amputee is the world’s top Paralympics’ athlete and will be taking… View Article
Blake keen to prove worth in Manchester

Blake keen to prove worth in Manchester

Olympic games – London 2012 Middle distance runner Paul Blake is biding to prove his IPC World Championships success story was no flash in the pan at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester later this month. The 20-year-old readily admits he exceeded all expectations to collect one gold medal and two silvers – over 400m, 800m… View Article
Maclean confident Great Britain can bring an end to bronze age

Maclean confident Great Britain can bring an end to bronze age

Haverhill wheelchair basketball player Caroline Maclean believes Great Britain are more than capable of improving on their run of European bronze medals – and with London 2012 just a year away, she thinks there is no time like the present. The 36-year-old is set to compete in her fourth Paralympics in the capital next year,… View Article

Changes won’t disrupt Harriet

It has been all change for Harriet Lee over recent weeks, but the swimmer insists it will all be worth it at this month’s BT Paralympic World Cup. The 20-year-old has upped sticks from Cambridge and Mid Beds Swim Squad following her coach falling pregnant, moving to City of Peterborough Swimming Club. Along with the… View Article
Bywater Seeking Revenge

Bywater Seeking Revenge

WHEELCHAIR basketball player Terry Bywater insists a healthy dose of revenge is on the menu at next month’s BT Paralympic World Cup – admitting Great Britain have some unfinished business to attend to. The 28-year-old, who has featured for GB at three Paralympic Games, securing two bronze medals in the process, will line up against… View Article

Paralympic World Cup News – Laurie Williams aims for medal

ALTRINCHAM wheelchair basketball player Laurie Williams is hoping for a glorious homecoming at this month’s Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. The 21-year-old is part of a 12-strong British squad that will take on an extremely strong field of Japan, Canada, who are third in the world rankings, and Germany who are second. Team GB suffered… View Article

Paralympic World Cup – Opportunity to take part in Wheelchair Basketball Shootout

(…and you’ll find the answer – if you don’t already know it! – in the pages of this Website!) The Manchester Evening News has teamed up with The BT Paralympic World Cup to give two lucky readers the opportunity to take part in a Wheelchair Basketball shootout with T4 presenter Rick Edwards on Friday 20… View Article
BT Paralympic World Cup news: Laurie Williams selected for GB’s Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team

BT Paralympic World Cup news: Laurie Williams selected for GB’s Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team

FORMER Altrincham Grammar pupil Laurie Williams will be playing in front of her home crowd this month after being selected for the GBs women’s wheelchair basketball team. For the sixth consecutive time, Manchester will play host to the BT Paralympic World Cup, a tournament which is billed as the largest annual international multisport competition in… View Article
Sitting Volleyball to Make Debut Appearance During BT Paralympic World Cup

Sitting Volleyball to Make Debut Appearance During BT Paralympic World Cup

The Great Britain men’s Sitting Volleyball team will be making their debut at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester next month, ahead of the European Championships in Rotterdam in October. The team will be taking on The Netherlands in an International Match staged during the annual elite disability sporting event. The team, who have… View Article
Oscar Pistorius relishing return to action in BT Paralympic World Cup

Oscar Pistorius relishing return to action in BT Paralympic World Cup

The Paralympic World Cup, sponsored by BT until 2012, takes place over the next six days in Manchester, with more than 400 athletes from 40 countries competing in their first elite international test since the Paralympic Games in Beijing. By Gareth A Davies Triple Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius and respectively, cycling, swimming and wheelchair basketball… View Article