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Dylan Alcott: ‘I don’t get out of bed every day to win a tennis tournament’ | Linda Pearce

The six-time grand slam winner opens up on his ‘super busy’ life and how he strives to change perceptions around disabilityWheelchair tennis great Dylan Alcott likes to say he has seven jobs, although the release of his autobiography means bestselling …

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Curtis McGrath: how the elite athlete found a life beyond the war zone

The Invictus Games ambassador was serving in Afghanistan when he lost both legs. But in sport he found a way to stave off PTSD and other mental health issuesIt often gets forgotten amid the noise and glare of professional sport, but for the vast majori…

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‘It’s changed their lives’ – England amputee team target World Cup glory

Owen Coyle Jr and his team have high hopes for the tournament next week with the Manchester City player Rhyce Ramsden explaining how much the sport means for the players“It all started about a year and a half ago,” remembers Rhyce Ramsden in his thick …

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‘It’s changed their lives’ – England amputee team target World Cup glory

Owen Coyle Jr and his team have high hopes for the tournament next week with the Manchester City player Rhyce Ramsden explaining how much the sport means for the players“It all started about a year and a half ago,” remembers Rhyce Ramsden in his thick …

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England amputees thank Premier League for World Cup funding after FA snub

• Sponsors step in to finance side at tournament• FA says it will reconsider lack of funding for elite levelThe head coach of England’s amputee football side has thanked sponsors and the Premier League for donations that will enable the team to travel …

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David Weir reverses decision and aims to compete for Team GB again

• Weir retired from international competition after Rio 2016• Sets his sights on marathon at Tokyo 2020 ParalympicsThe six-times Paralympic champion wheelchair racer David Weir has banished suicidal thoughts to make a U-turn on his vow never to race fo…

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Kare Adenegan finds ambition and sacrifice is a winning combination

Record-breaking 17-year-old British Paralympian is making great strides in her charge towards gold at Tokyo 2020The custom-built £4,000 racing wheelchair that transported Kare Adenegan to a world record in London earlier this month has been accord…

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The England team taking on the world in another sporting final | Tanya Aldred

England’s physical disability cricketers face Pakistan in their tri-series final on Wednesday with one-handed power-hitting to the forePerhaps you take some World Cup with your breakfast. Or maybe you prefer some late-night Wimbledon or a soupçon of To…

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Winter Paralympics: the best bits from the Pyeongchang Games

Records tumbled as South Korea hosted the biggest and most-watched edition of the Winter Paralympics to dateThe 12th Winter Paralympics have come to an end in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Here are a pick of the highlights from 10 days of action, featuring…

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Winter Paralympics: final medals table for Pyeongchang 2018

How things stood at the end of 10 days of competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea Continue reading…

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Winter Paralympics closing ceremony: South Korea bids farewell to the Games

Folk music, K-pop and tributes to Stephen Hawking – the 12th Winter Paralympics have come to a spectacular end in PyeongchangThe traditional closing ceremony has brought the curtain down on the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. If you didn’t get …

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Winter Paralympics 2018 – in pictures

As the curtain comes down on the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, we bring you some of our favourite images from the action in South Korea Continue reading…

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Winter Paralympics: Menna Fitzpatrick wins Britain’s first gold on final day

Teenager becomes Britain’s most decorated Winter ParalympianUSA beat Canada to gold in thrilling para ice hockey finalOn the last day of competition in Pyeongchang, 19-year-old Menna Fitzpatrick won Britain’s first gold of the Winter Paralympics in the…

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Oksana Masters: from Chernobyl to Pyeongchang Paralympics golds

Born with defects attributed to radiation from Chernobyl, the skier will be taking two gold medals home to the US woman who adopted herAfter finally winning a first Paralympic gold medal in Pyeongchang this week the USA’s Oksana Masters said: “I did no…

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Winter Paralympics day seven: Medals for Brenna Huckaby and Bibian Mentel-Spee

Day seven in Pyeongchang saw double gold for Germany in the biathlon, a second gold medal for cancer survivor Bibian Mentel-Spee, and controversy in the wheelchair curling between Canada and ChinaOn day seven of the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang Ge…

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Winter Paralympics: USA and Canada to meet in men’s ice hockey final

• Emphatic last-four victories set up Pyeongchang showpiece• Norway snatch final place in curling semi-finals as GB miss outA light programme in Pyeongchang meant the focus moved from the slopes to indoor arenas on Thursday, with para ice hockey and wh…

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Australians reach medal target midway through Winter Paralympics

Alpine skier Melissa Perrine wins second bronze medalFour days remain to add to gold and two bronzesAustralian chef de mission Nick Dean wanted at least three medals at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics and he has got it with four days remaining.The c…

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From shark attack survivor to para-snowboarder: the Sean Pollard story

The Australian is competing in Pyeongchang less than four years after suffering life-changing injuries in an attack by two Great White sharks Paralympians enter their chosen sport for all sorts of reasons – whether they have experienced a life-long dis…

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Britain’s Menna Fitzpatrick wins her third medal at Winter Paralympics

• Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe second in visually impaired giant slalom• Kelly Gallagher and Gary Smith miss out on medal, finishing fifthOn a day with 36 medals up for grabs, Slovakia’s Henrieta Farkasova and Natalia Subrtova took their fourth gold medal…

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He only sees snow once a year: meet the youngest Winter Paralympian

Cristian Ribera, 15, finishes sixth in cross-country skiingBritain’s Menna Fitzpatrick wins second medal of GamesCristian Ribera is not only the youngest participant in the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics, but by coming sixth in the men’s cross-country …