McCracken stresses importance of Australia’s first IPC Athletics Grand Prix

After winning silver medals at London 2012 and the 2013 World Championships, Rheed McCracken is gearing up for his most important year yet.

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Australian team named for IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships

Four of Australia’s best alpine skiers have been selected by the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) to race for gold at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Panorama, Canada next week.

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Badenhorst claims silver at IPC Snowboard World Championships

Para-snowboarder Joany Badenhorst has proved that not even a broken wrist can stop her from rising to the top of her sport, having won silver at the 2015 IPC Snowboard World Championships on Saturday.

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Additional riders bolster Australian team for 2015 Para-cycling Track World Championships

Cycling Australia is pleased to announce the addition of two tandem pairings to the Australian Para-cycling Track Team for the UCI Para-cycling World Track Championships to be held in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, from 26 – 29 March 2015.

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Reardon believes 100m world record is within grasp

Australia's world champion Scott Reardon believes the 100m T42 world record is within his reach as he sets his sights on breaking the 12 second mark for the first time in his athletics career.

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We ride for Matty, one year on and always

On the anniversary of the tragic passing of Para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson, the thoughts and deepest sympathy of the Australian Paralympic Committee are today with his family, friends and team-mates.

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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.

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