Aussie Para-sport athletes flying high at Glasgow 2014

Australia’s Para-sport athletes are pulling their weight when it comes to helping Australia stay on top of the medal tally at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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4th place finish for Maroney at IPC World Champs

Jason Maroney (Wangaratta, VIC) has finished his International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championship campaign with a respectable fourth place finish in the R5 (Air Rifle Prone Mixed) event, in Suhl, Germany.

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Para-Equestrian Team for WEG announced

Australia’s Para-Equestrian Team for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) has been announced and all four selected riders will make their WEG debut at Normandy.

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APC appoints 2XU Exclusive Uniform Partner for Rio & beyond

Following a successful initial five-year tenure as the Official Uniform Partner to the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC), 2XU has been awarded an extension to its exclusive high performance APC designation through to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

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Defeat ends Belles’ hopes

The Australian Belles have bowed out of the 2014 IBSA Goalball World Championships after losing their final qualification game overnight in Espoo, Finland.

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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.

Learn more about Classification