Paralympics


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An international multi-sport event in which participants are elite athletes with physical or visual impairments including paraplegia and quadriplegia, amputations, and cerebral palsy

Paralympics

Sports medicine An international sports competition in which participants are elite athletes with physical or visual impairments, representing 4 intl federations for the blind, paraplegics and quadriplegics, amputees, people with cerebral palsy. Cf Special Olympics.
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'There are very important Paralympics qualifiers taking place in the coming months but we fear we would not be able send our teams for these events as PBSF is suffering from severe financial crunch,' PBSF President Ch.
"Exactly one year is left for the Paralympics. It is a big milestone for the players.
A decade later at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, Jhajharia won a second gold in the same event- bettering his own world record with a throw of 63.97 metres.
Paralympics, Gateway to Gold is a nationwide athlete identification and development strategy that introduces Americans with Paralympic-eligible impairments to Paralympic sport and leads them into the athlete pipeline for the U.S.
Nobody could win with the performance I gave in the second round," she said after finishing the race.Despite proving she is the most versatile, visually impaired female skier in the world, and despite having a total of nine gold medals from several winter Paralympics, Farkasova was disappointed.
"They should take the opportunity as Paralympics hosts to increase the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles in their public transport.
The Paralympics teams are mixed, unlike at the Olympics where there are separate male and female teams.
The Paralympics offers athletes with disabilities worldwide to compete in a sporting event equivalent to the Olympics.
The 32-year-old from Bangor became the first British skier to take gold at either an Olympics or Paralympics when she won the Super-G event for the visually impaired at Sochi 2014.
The 2014 Sochi Paralympics had previously been the biggest, with 547 athletes from 45 countries.
It may be a shot with a slim chance of even hitting the rim, but the Pilipinas Warriors are setting their sights on a Paralympics stint.
An Iranian cyclist participating in the Paralympics died Saturday of a heart attack he suffered after a crash during the cycling road race.