Double Paralympic 100m champion Jonnie Peacock has joined forces with the organisers of London 2017 to urge the British public to support the nation’s top para athletes at this summer’s World Para Athletics Championships 14 – 23 July.
Paralympic champions Will Bayley and Rob Davies head the entries for this year’s British Para Table Tennis National Championships which take place at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre on April 8th and 9th.
A new “Clean Games Policy”, facilitated by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has resulted in anti-doping education now becoming a mandatory requirement for all athletes and athlete support personnel who will be part of any Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games team.
Partners across the high performance system will come together to focus on Paralympic Performance this week thanks to a collaboration between the British Paralympic Association (BPA), the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and UK Sport.
Last year the government announced that £1,500,000 would be released for Children’s Activity Prosthetic Limbs, a major step forward for all of the individuals and organisations who campaigned to secure this fund.
The final day at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai saw Britain’s field eventers dominate the proceedings with victories for Jonathan Broom-Edwards (coach: Fuzz Caan) and Vanessa Wallace (Alison O’Riordan).
There were a number of wins for some of Britain’s finest para athletes on the third day of action in Dubai, with Maria Lyle (coach: Ryan Freckleton) and Sophie Hahn (Joe McDonnell) among the winners with significant personal bests for newcomers Luke Sinnott (Roger Keller) and Morgan Jones (Christian Malcolm).
UK Athletics has today published in full, its review into the classification of para athletes.
Day one of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix was affected by windy conditions but there were race victories for Paralympic medallists Paul Blake (coach: Rob Ellchuk), Sophie Hahn (Joe McDonnell) and Maria Lyle (Ryan Freckleton) over 200m.
Nineteen-time equestrian gold medallist, Wiltshire’s Anne Dunham OBE, has today announced her retirement from the sport. With a career spanning over twenty-three years, Anne first represented Great Britain at the World Championships in 1994, and has since gone on to amass a staggering thirty-two championship medals for her country.
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