World Cup silver for 11-time Paralympian Kosmala

Veteran Paralympic athlete, Libby Kosmala (Klemzig, SA) has pulled off an astounding silver-medal performance at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Cup in Great Britain, yesterday.

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Gallagher & Powell defend world titles

Australia's Michael Gallagher (VIC) and Sue Powell (ACT) defended their world titles on Saturday to claim Australia's first rainbow jerseys of the 2015 Para-cycling Track World Championships in the Netherlands.

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Ross and Bellis named 2014 Female and Male Rowers of the Year

Rowing Australia today announced that Australia’s Para-Rowing World Champions, Kathryn Ross and Gavin Bellis have been named as the 2014 Female and Male Rowers of the Year respectively. The duo’s coach, Gordon Marcks, has been named as the 2014 Coach of the Year.

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Donohoe claims maiden track world title

Alistair Donohoe (VIC) claimed his maiden track world title and Team Australia collected three medals on the final day of competition at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in the Netherlands.

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APC Chief Executive stands down

Jason Hellwig has announced he is stepping down as Chief Executive of the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC).

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Para-triathletes prepare for world stage after National Championships

The cream of Australia’s Para-triathletes will start to prepare for the world stage after a successful National Paratriathlon Championships at Redcliffe.

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Help send our Paralympians to the Games

Six of Australia’s most exciting Paralympic athletes have today been unveiled as the faces of a new fundraising campaign from the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) urging members of the public to ‘pledge their belief in the Australian Paralympic Team.

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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