Category Archives: Paralympics

Fighting for 11th place

The latest element of sport that’s got me baffled is the idea that lesser nations battle it out for positions that don’t matter, such as anything below the usual medal slots. It might be something that makes sense to a … Continue reading

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Results: 6-9 September 2012, over twenty sports, over fifty competitions

This Weekend’s Top Performers As I wasn’t here for the entire weekend, I’m turning the usual “top 5” into a top ten. See if you agree, pop pickers! * David Weir – another two medals, culminating in the marathon. He … Continue reading

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Sophie Christiansen grabs a horsey hat-trick

Wednesday’s Star Performers * Sophie Christiansen – grabbed all three golds in the dressage competition despite her massive handicap * David Weir – continued his march toward wheelchair dominance by winning the 1500 metres * Danielle Brown – showed the … Continue reading

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Results 31/8/2012 – More Paralympic success and some canoe slalom

Friday’s Star Performers * Hannah Cockroft – decimated the 100m field, got gold with a Paralympic record * Mark Lee Colbourne – world record in the heats then gold the same day * Stephen Cummings – winner of a Vuelta … Continue reading

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Results: Paralympics versus the Diamond League

Yesterday’s Top 5 Athletes * Robbie Grabarz – bronze in the Olympic Games, he’s finished his season as the best high jumper in the Diamond League * Sarah Storey – won her eighth Paralympic gold medal with a world record … Continue reading

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Paralympics is fascinating but leaves me feeling uncomfortable – and ashamed

After weeks of a saddening lull following the London 2012 Olympic Games, it’s about time we got back to some multi-eventing with the Paralympics. I’ll come back to the excruciating Channel 4 coverage in a bit, but the focus today … Continue reading

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