No Belle prize for Australia at the IBSA World Games

Despite the 2015 IBSA World Games being one of its most successful tournaments to date, the Australian women’s goalball team has fallen short of the top two finish needed to secure automatic qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Townsville's Bridgwood finds comradery in cycling; set to make Australian debut

Like most Para-cycling athletes, 26-year-old Kyle Bridgwood has an inspiring story to tell.

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Golden rain for Para-triathletes in Yokohama

Canberra’s Katie Kelly took a step closer to her dream of competing in next year’s Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro today with a gold medal performance at the Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event guided by World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Michellie Jones.

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Alcott stars in Iizuka

Dylan Alcott moved ever closer to David Wagner at the top of the quad singles world rankings when Australia’s world No. 2 clinched the third Super Series quad singles title of his career on the penultimate day of the Japan Open, part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, in Iizuka.

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Para-triathlete Katie Kelly to race with Olympic medallist as her guide

Michellie Jones, the two-time International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Champion (1992 and 1993), 2000 Olympic silver medallist and 2006 Hawaiian Ironman winner, is set to add to her exceptional Triathlon career by competing as a guide for up-coming Australian Para-triathlete Katie Kelly in her quest to win the Rio Paralympic Games event.

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McLoughlin appointed as the 2016 Australian Paralympic Chef de Mission

The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has today announced the appointment of Kate McLoughlin as Chef de Mission of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team.

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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