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Category: Disability and sport

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‘I hope we can inspire everyone’: women’s cerebral palsy football on the rise | Samantha Lewis

Two strokes at the age of 21 didn’t stop Nicole Christodoulou dreaming of playing football at the highest level. Thanks to the rapid rise of women’s cerebral palsy football, that dream is still well and truly aliveWhen Nicole Christodoulou was growing …

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Hollie Arnold and Jonathan Broom-Edwards win World Para-Athletics gold

• Arnold sets new record to defend women’s javelin F46 title• Broom-Edwards clears 2.02m to win T64 high jumpGreat Britain’s Hollie Arnold and Jonathan Broom-Edwards both won gold on day five of the World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai.Arnold se…

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‘I had settled for silver’: Hannah Cockcroft breaks T34 100m world record

• Briton seals 11th world title in record time of 16.79• Team-mate Adenegan second in season’s best 17.49Hannah Cockcroft claimed a fifth consecutive T34 100m title with a stunning world-record time of 16.79 at the World Para-Athletics Championships in…

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‘Superhumans’ tag plays down the talent and dedication of disabled athletes | Jack Perry

The World Para-Athletics Championships start on Thursday but punchy branding during Rio 2016 inadvertently cast Paralympic athletes as freaks of sportTraining with the GB wheelchair basketball team, I have been on the receiving end of ridiculous skill …

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‘Superhumans’ tag plays down the talent and dedication of disabled athletes | Jack Perry

The World Para-Athletics Championships start on Thursday but punchy branding during Rio 2016 inadvertently cast Paralympic athletes as freaks of sportTraining with the GB wheelchair basketball team, I have been on the receiving end of ridiculous skill …

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Paralympic gold medalist Marieke Vervoort ends her life in Belgium

Vervoort was a strong advocate of the right to choose euthanasiaShe suffered from an an incurable, degenerative spinal diseaseParalympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life….

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‘It’s given me so much confidence’: disability football scheme brings joy to Tottenham

A Premier League initiative is embracing thousands of young people across 28 clubs. Players and a coach share their storiesIt is a roasting hot summer’s day and a corner of Tottenham’s training ground is teeming with hundreds of young people sporting t…