Two track and field athletes have been added to the ParalympicsGB team for Rio.
Wimbledon champions Gordon Reid and Jordanne Whiley both made smooth progress at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships on the first day’s play at Nottingham Tennis Centre.
Meet the 41 athletes added to the line-up for track and field in Rio as a number of Paralympic, World and European medallists were selected to ParalympicsGB.
Alison Patrick and Andy Lewis have been crowned ITU Paratriathlon world champions in Rotterdam. The Great Britain team also won a silver and bronze medal, but saw Lauren Steadman crash out on the bike with seven weeks to go until the sport makes it’s debut at the Rio Paralympic Games.
After a record-breaking evening last night the Muller Anniversary Games, there were further history book moments at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the world’s best para-athletes stepped up their preparations for the Paralympic Games in Rio.
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby has announced the appointment of Jason Leonard OBE as its first Patron. Leonard, current President of the RFU, was one of the most successful England Rugby players, winning Grand Slams in 1991, 1992, 1995 & 2003; the 2003 Rugby World Cup and a British and Irish Lions Test series (on the 1997 tour of South Africa).
Eleven of Britain’s thirteen Rio bound paratriathletes are set to take part in the Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships on Sunday (24 July). Defending world champion, Lauren Steadman, will face her toughest test of the season with seven weeks to go until the sport makes its debut at the Paralympic Games in Rio.
The British Paralympic Association today committed to focusing harder than ever in the next five years on combining excellence on the field of play with inspiration off it, as it revealed its new Strategic Plan for 2016-2021.
ASOS, global fashion destination, has partnered with the British Paralympic Association (BPA) to design formal and ceremony wear for ParalympicsGB, creating a ‘capsule collection’ for the team to wear as the curtain rises on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Decca Records is proud to be releasing the toe-tapping charity single ‘Yes I Can’ from Channel 4’s Rio 2016 Paralympics trailer, performed by The Superhuman Band – a remarkable group of disabled musicians who have come together from across the globe.
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