Australia’s youngest Paralympian to make his mark at Winter XGames

15-year-old Ben Tudhope will make history twice when he becomes the first Australian Paralympian and the youngest ever Australian to participate in one of the world’s most prestigious action sports events next month, the Winter XGames.

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Finalists named for Australia’s premier sporting awards

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) today named finalists for the inaugural AIS Sports Performance Awards (ASPAs) with the winners announced at an awards ceremony and cocktail function at the Melbourne Museum on February 11 2015.

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Para-cyclists power to pursuit glory in Melbourne

The Para-cycling Track National Championships continued in Melbourne on Friday with an Australian record falling and two world champions claiming national pursuit glory at the DISC Velodrome.

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The logistics of global para-equestrian

Team Australia give an insight in to the challenges faced taking part in global para-equestrian competition.

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Two gold medals for Paralympic boat classes at the ISAF World Cup

The Australian Sailing Team Squad finished a successful first medal race day at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne on Saturday, winning gold in both invited Paralympic classes - SKUD18 and 2.4mR.

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Record run for Kenzie

Tasmania's Deon Kenzie has run faster than any Para-athlete before him, clocking a new 1500m world record in the T38 classification of 4.08.51 in Hobart on Saturday afternoon.

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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