Tag "Paralympics"

Para-athletics: from becoming a para-athlete to facing its challenges

Para-athlete Victoria Baskett, who has a clubfoot, never expected to get into para-athletics. In fact, she didn’t see herself as having a disability. She now wants to change para-athletics for other disabled people.

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10 most popular articles on Disability Horizons from 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we’ve delved into our archives to find out which were the 10 most popular articles last year. From an interview with BBC’s disabled weather

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

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Why disabled actress Sam Renke is supporting Parallel London

The 3rd September sees the return of Parallel London, a mass-participation race for people of all abilities. Regular writer Carrie Aimes speaks to disabled actress Sam Renke, ambassador for Parallel

Top 10 Paralympians who inspire us ahead of Rio 2016

Top disability sports: how you can take part Top 10 exercises for disabled people Paralympics: Ellie Simmonds in the spotlight Paralympians inspire many disabled and non-disabled people. We saw the affect

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Q&A with Rick Edwards: the Paralympics and beyond

Disability Horizons contributor Margo Milne talks to TV presenter, Rick Edwards, co-host of That Paralympic Show and much of the coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, about disability sport

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National Paralympic Day: did you celebrate?

From sporting events, like Boccia, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball, to performances from singers and dancers, Saturday the 7th September saw the Mayor of London join Paralympic athletes to mark

Disability sport: don’t be afraid to try new things

January isn’t the most popular of months. It signals that time of year when everyone starts their resolutions. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s the perfect opportunity to

Q&A with Paralympic silver medallist Nyree Kindred

Paralympic swimmer Nyree Kindred, who has won ten medals in the last four Paralympic Games (including silver in the London 2012 Paralympics Games) talks to Disability Horizons contributor, Zubee, about becoming

Q&A with Paralympic silver medallist David Smith

23-year old David Smith won a silver medal in Boccia at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Here he tells Disability Horizons contributor, Zubee, what it was like being part of