Tag "disability and sport"

How a visually impaired boxer with muscle weakness is knocking down barriers

Sannah Hussain isn’t your ‘typical’ boxer. She’s female, Muslim, visually impaired and has muscle weakness. But that’s exactly why she’s passionate about making the sport more accessible. Writer Raya AlJadir

10 exercises to keep you flexible and fit in 2019 if you’re disabled

It’s a new year and a new opportunity to get healthy – no matter what your level of ability. So we’ve teamed up with Kris from Wheely Good Fitness to

Top disability sports: how you can take part

When we think of disability sports we think often of Paralympics. However, you do not need to be the next Paralympian to take part in sports. So with the Winter

Disabled racing driver driven by determination

Have you ever dreamt of racing cars? Maybe you’ve thought about it but immediately dismissed it because of your disability? Well Disability Horizons writer Christopher Carter, who has cerebral palsy,

Q&A with disabled skier Talan Skeels-Piggins

With the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships starting this Thursday, we spoke to disabled alpine skier Talan Skeels-Piggins about his determination and passion for the Paralympic sport. Despite many setbacks in life,

Rebecca Lawes: a paralympic swimmer in the making

The Paralympic Games 2012 may be over, but keen athletes are already preparing for the Paralympic Games 2016, in Rio. Rebecca Lawes is one such athlete. 19-year-old Rebecca was born with

The freedom of flying with a disability

Kary Wright is a 49-year-old married father of two and a c5/c6 quadriplegic. Having shared his experiences of fishing with a disability, he talks about one of his other outdoor