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Australian Olympic gold medallist Madi Wilson admitted to hospital with Covid

‘I’d be stupid not to say I wasn’t scared,’ 27-year-old swimmer says after testing positive in ItalyAustralian Olympic swimming gold medallist Madi Wilson says she feels “extremely unlucky” after being admitted to hospital in Europe with Covid-19.Less …

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Maddie Groves takes aim at Swimming Australia’s Kieren Perkins over denial of cultural problems

SA boss Perkins denied there is an endemic issue in the sportSwimmer says his claims are ‘shocking’ and ‘irresponsible’Maddie Groves has accused Swimming Australia’s president Kieren Perkins of a “shocking” and “irresponsible” denial of cultural proble…

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Ellie Simmonds ready to end career in Paralympics after freestyle fifth place

Simmonds reinstated to fifth after initial disqualificationSwimmer Bethany Firth wins gold again in S14 100m backstrokeThe five-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds expects Tokyo 2020 to be her final Paralympics.Great Britain’s opening ceremony flagbeare…

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Ellie Simmonds ready to end career in Paralympics after freestyle fifth place

Simmonds reinstated to fifth after initial disqualificationSwimmer Bethany Firth wins gold again in S14 100m backstrokeThe five-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds expects Tokyo 2020 to be her final Paralympics.Great Britain’s opening ceremony flagbeare…

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ParalympicsGB roundup: Reece Dunn powers to third gold of Games

Firth picks up silver, with bronzes for Fiddes, Clegg and RussellReid and Hewitt into men’s wheelchair tennis doubles finalParalympicsGB’s Reece Dunn grabbed his third gold of the Games with a world-record-breaking swim in the men’s SM14 200m individua…

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‘This is a story of triumph’: Ellie Robinson on the pain of her Paralympic journey – video

ParalympicsGB swimmer Ellie Robinson finished fifth in the women’s S6 50m butterfly on Monday, and then gave an emotional interview with Channel 4.  Robinson revealed that Perthes disease in her hip had caused her agony over the last year and mean…

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Ellie Robinson hints at retirement but insists ‘this is a triumph, not a defeat’

British swimmer reveals Perthes’ disease has left her in agony20-year-old Robinson looks set to end swimming career Ellie Robinson, the British Paralympic swimmer, has revealed the struggles she endured just to get to Tokyo as she battled a chronic con…

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Maisie Summers-Newton takes second gold as ParalympicsGB excel in the pool

Swimmer breaks Paralympic record in 100m breaststroke finalParalympicsGB dominate 4x100m mixed freestyle to take goldMore British gold medals came with a tinge of poignancy in the pool on Saturday as one generation of Paralympic heroes gave way to anot…

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Reece Dunn and Hannah Russell give ParalympicsGB golden double in pool

Dunn and Russell take golds in 100m backstroke and 200m freeFirth wins silver, bronzes for Clegg and ApplegateHannah Russell and Reece Dunn gave ParalympicsGB a golden double in the pool on Friday, both winning their events by the narrowest of margins….

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Anastasia Pagonis cheers USA – and her 2m TikTok followers – with Paralympic gold

Teenager wins 400m freestyle S11 in world record timeLong Island native has huge social media followingSeventeen-year-old Anastasia Pagonis cheered Team USA – and her millions of fans on social media – after winning her country’s first gold of the Toky…

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Kearney and Summers-Newton smash world records to claim Paralympic gold

Kearney adds gold to silver won on first day of competitionSummers-Newton beats hero Simmonds in 200m medleyGreat Britain won their first swimming gold medals of the Tokyo Paralympics after both Maisie Summers-Newton and Tully Kearney set world records…

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Kearney and Dunn take swimming silver as ParalympicsGB go close in pool

Tully Kearney beaten in final strokes of 200m freestyle S5Toni Shaw picks up bronze in women’s 400m freestyle S9Tully Kearney and Reece Dunn led the way for ParalympicsGB on the first day in the pool in Tokyo, winning silver medals in the women’s 200m …

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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: day one – in pictures

The best images from the first day’s action in Tokyo, including cycling, fencing, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair rugby Continue reading…

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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: day one – in pictures

The best images from the first day’s action in Tokyo, including cycling, fencing, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair rugby Continue reading…

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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: day one – in pictures

The best images from the first day’s action in Tokyo, including cycling, fencing, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair rugby Continue reading…

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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: day one – in pictures

The best images from the first day’s action in Tokyo, including cycling, fencing, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair rugby Continue reading…

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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: day one – in pictures

The best images from the first day’s action in Tokyo, including cycling, fencing, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair rugby Continue reading…

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Ellie Simmonds: ‘I’ve found the expectations harder as I’ve got older’

The five-times Paralympic gold medal winner on coping with pressure, life away from the pool and her hopes in Tokyo “I think when you’re in that massive bubble, when you’re in the village, sometimes you don’t look at people’s disabilities. You just loo…

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Swimming superstar Ellie Cole on diversity, accessibility and bringing people joy

The six-time gold medallist is campaigning for WeThe15 – a global human rights movement that will feature at the Tokyo 2020 ParalympicsEllie Cole is a bonafide Australian sporting champion. Yet as other women athletes, or sportspeople of colour, or oth…

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A shift of mindset will let us take more from Olympics of the future | Cath Bishop

It’s time to ditch the old cliches and to change the way we think about Olympic athletes, who are humans rather than robotsChris Boardman signalled the shift when he summed up British Cycling’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics: “Fewer medals but a bet…