ITU Opens Bidding for Paratriathlon Events

Preparations have already begun for the 2018 Paratriathlon World Series and World Cup as the International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced, on Tuesday the opening of the bidding process for the event.

2017 was the first year of the world Paratriathlon Series,the new premier event in the sport run by the ITU. In 2017 three cities hosted phenomenal races that showcased the best of the sport and brought big crowds to the sport, exposing new fans to the sport.
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2017 European Blind Football Championship Announces Ambitious Broadcast Plans


The Blind Football European Championships will have the biggest broadcast in tournament history as announcers revealed their broadcastplans on Tuesday.

Getting under way on Friday August 18th the tournament will have the biggest broadcast in Blind Football history. This follows on from the live streaming of featured matches from the mostrecent European Championships, and takes it one step further.
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Belgium Wins European Wheelchair Basketball Division C

Belgium has claimed gold at the European wheelchair basketball Division C Championships as they defeated the Czech Republic in the final.

Both teams were coming in to the final undefeated and Belgium continued their form and came out strongly quickly getting out to a 17-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. That margin continued in tohalf-time after the Czech Republic responded and both teams managed 17 pointsin the second quarter. The Czech Republic came out well in the third cutting itto a 10-point gap as they gained a point with a 14-13 quarter. The Czech Republic fought hard, but Belgium’s 10 point lead was too much with the Czech Republic only able to close the gap to five points, making it 65-50. Czech Republic will be comforted though as the two teams both earn promotion to division B.
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Wheelchair Fencing Featured at Fencing World Championship

IWAS & FIE Fencing representatives (Photo: IWAS)

Wheelchair Fencing has been demonstrated at the FIE Fencing World Championships in Leipzig, Germany on Wednesday.

Members of the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Fencing Executive Committee were on hand at the FIE event to introduce stakeholders to the wheelchair version of their sport.

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European Wheelchair Basketball Championships Division C Group Winners Set

Teams compete at the European Wheelchair Basketball Championship Division C (Photo: IWBF)

The second day of the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships Division C took place on Wednesday with Belgium and Czech Republic topping their groups and looking strong for promotion.

Belgium opened the day in Group A and dominated their game against Portugal, claiming a 72-28 win over the Iberians. Bart Nunlens managed 20 points but perhaps even more impressive was Bart Nulens who managed a double double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. That form continued in totheir second match as Belgium managed an even more impressive 78-27 win over Greece. Yono van Rompaey managed 19 points in that game as the two wins sealed Belgium the top spot in the group, making them a favorite for the title.
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US Open Field Finalized

Shingo Kunieda on the way to winning an earlier US Open title (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The final Grand Slam of the 2017 Wheelchair Tennis season, the US Open, has taken a big step as the field of athletes was announced on Tuesday, with the final invitees named.
The top seven ranked players in two singles divisions; men, women and the top three in quad, will be joined by three invitees to create eight player fields. The event returns after not being contested in 2016 due to a clash with the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
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Australia Announce Wheelchair Rugby Squad


There is no danger of Australia taking their zonal championship for granted as the Steelers named their team for the Asia-Oceania Wheelchair Rugby Championships with the bulk of their world championships.

With no fear of not qualifying for the World Championships, which they are already qualified for as Paralympic Champions and hosts. Despite that Australia are determined to use the tournament, which starts in August, to prepare his squad for a big push for the World Championships.

Australian head coach Brad Dubberly has named a 12 man squad, with nine of them coming from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games squad. Just one member of the squad is in his first international squad, as Australia seek to continuetheir domination of the sport.

“With our world number one ranking on the line, we are not wanting to lose this, particularly leading into a home World Championships in 2018,”said Dubberly. “We won’t be too focused on the results, it will be all aboutthe process and making sure everything we do is at the level we expect. Results will take care of themselves if we play our game.”

The debutant is 32 year old Anthony Gray who will be joining thesquad as a 0.5 player as Australia looks to life after two of the strongest 0.5players in the world. Gray comes in after Ryan Scott and Naz Erdem are no longer in the squad.

As has been usual for over a decade, Australia will be lead by 3.5Ryley Batt, one of the strongest players of the sport of all time. Jason Lees,Andrew Harrison, and Cameron Carr also make up an experienced core of the side.Others appearing from the Rio squad are Chris Bond, Matt Lewis, Jayden Warn,Ben Fawcett, and Andrew Edmondson.

Australian wheelchair Rugby Squad:

3.5

Ryley Batt, Chris Bond, Matt Lewis

3.0

Jayden Warn

2.0

Cameron Carr, Andrew Edmondson, Andrew Harrison

1.0

Jake Howe, Jason Lees

0.5

Ben Fawcett, Anthony Gray, Michael Ozanne