Badenhorst wins silver at the Para-snowboard World Cup

The rise of Australia’s young Para-snowboarders continued at the IPC World Cup overnight with a medal winning performance from Joany Badenhorst and a career best from Ben Tudhope in Landgraaf, The Netherlands.

Joany Badenhorst on the podium at the Europa Cup.

Steelers star dominates New South Wales Institute of Sport Awards

Three-time Paralympian and wheelchair rugby star Ryley Batt enjoyed a night to remember at the New South Wales Institute of Sport Awards last night in Sydney, taking home not one, but three awards.

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NSW Hall of Champions honours Daphne Hilton and Troy Sachs

NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres honoured some of the country’s most accomplished and respected athletes, including Paralympic greats Daphne Hilton and Troy Sachs with their induction into the NSW Hall of Champions.

Daphne Hilton's daughter Nikki at the NSW Hall of Champion induction

Australia to host IPC Shooting World Cup

Three IPC Shooting World Cups in France, Australia and the USA will give athletes the chance to secure a ticket to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Shooting Australia reveal its 2014-15 lineup

Nine shooters including Jason Maroney and living-legend Libby Kosmala have been named as part of the Shooting Australia 2014-15 Aiming4Gold (A4G) squad, hoping for selection for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Paralympic greats celebrate 50 years since Tokyo 1964

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games, three of Australia’s pioneering Paralympians Elizabeth Edmondson, Bill Mather-Brown and Michael Dow reflect on their time in Japan and how far the movement has come in half a century.

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Erik Horrie named World Rowing’s Para-Crew of the Year

Australian rower Erik Horrie has been named as World Rowing’s Para-Crew of the Year for 2014. Horrie received his award on Friday, 8 November in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the World Rowing Coaches Conference Gala Dinner.

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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