Para-equestrian team books spot for Rio 2016

Australia’s Para-equestrians concluded their World Equestrian Games campaign on Friday declaring their intention to come back bigger and better in Rio.

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Double gold and silver for Aussie Para-rowers

Australia kicked off its finals campaign in style at the 2014 World Rowing Championships when all three of its para-rowing crews claimed medals in Amsterdam overnight.

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Aussie Para-cyclists give back to the community

With only a few days until the 2014 UCI Para-cycling World Road Championships kick off in Greenville, USA, our para-cyclists took a step back from training to inspire a new generation of American students.

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New head coach for the Australian Para-snowboarding program

The Australian Paralympic Commitee (APC) is pleased to announce that Lukas Prem will take up the position of Head Coach of snowboarding, commencing on Monday, 1st September.

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Fitzgibbon & Tesch win 2014 IFDS World Championships

London 2012 Paralympic Gold medallists Daniel Fitzgibbon (NSW) and Liesl Tesch have won the 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships in Halifax, NS, Canada overnight.

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Shattered Chaffey out of World Champs after fall

Australia’s four-time World Paratriathlon champion Bill Chaffey is a shattered man after a freakish training accident on the NSW Far North Coast forced him out of the ITU World Championships in Edmonton.

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Para-sports Draft to target more athletes

Applications are now open for the Para-sports Draft – a joint initiative of the Australian Paralympic Committee and the Australian Institute of Sport.

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What is classification?

Classification is a term used frequently when referring to Paralympic Sport. Classification in Paralympic sport exists to support as fair competition as possible, amongst athletes with different impairments. It forms the structure for all  Paralympic competition, by grouping athletes with similar levels of functional ability into classes for equivalent competition. The outcomes of Paralympic competition then become based on athletic performance rather than on differences that exist in athletes disabilities.

Learn more about Classification