For the British Paracanoe squad, who have just completed an intense programme of winter training, April herald’s the start of the most exciting season in the sport’s relatively short history. And the stakes are high, with an opportunity to be part of ParalympicsGB the ultimate prize, when the sport makes its debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in September (14th/15th).
The track and field events which will make up the competition programme for this summer’s IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final were announced on Wednesday 6 April.
With just over 160 days to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, athletes from the GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Squad will compete at the Toronto Challenge, Canada.
GB returned from the World Individual Championships in Beijing China with two medals, a Gold for Stephen McGuire in the BC4 classification and BC1 Bronze for David Smith.
Lauren Steadman and Alison Patrick met the British Triathlon automatic qualification criteria for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games by winning gold at the Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event today in South Africa. An excellent start to the season saw the Great Britain team win three gold, two silver and one bronze medal.
There were two more world titles for the Great Britain Cycling Team adding to the squad’s medal haul on the final day of the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships on Sunday.
There was more success for the Great Britain Cycling Team on the third day of the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships with two rainbow jerseys won and two silver medals added to the team’s tally.
It was a golden opening day for the Great Britain Cycling Team at the 2016 Para-cycling Track World Championships as Megan Giglia, Kadeena Cox and Jody Cundy all claimed gold medals.
The first ITU World Paratriathlon Event of the year takes place this Sunday in Buffalo City, South Africa. Lauren Steadman and Alison Patrick have the opportunity to seal Paralympic Games qualification. Others are chasing ranking points that will help them qualify later in the season.
The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) have confirmed that Great Britain has achieved an individual qualification spot (unnamed) for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The news means that GB will be represented by five athletes in para-equestrian dressage out in Brazil this summer, with four competing in the team competition and one athlete who will compete solely as an individual.
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