Para-sports Draft attracts quality athletes across Australia

With the inaugural Para-sports Draft coming to a close, Para-athletes in Brisbane and Hobart are encouraged to register their interest now to secure a spot at the final two testing days for 2014.

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Dylan Alcott clinches Nottingham crown ahead of Masters

Australia's Dylan Alcott completed preparations for the year-end NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London by clinching the Nottingham Indoor quad singles title on Saturday.

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IPC's no.39 moment of 2014: Bellis and Ross' Para-rowing World Title win

Australian rowers Gavin Bellis and Kathryn Ross were involved in the most climactic defences of their world title at the 2014 Rowing World Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, making it one of the IPC's Top 50 moments of the year.

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Badenhorst wins silver at the Para-snowboard World Cup

The rise of Australia’s young Para-snowboarders continued at the IPC World Cup overnight with a medal winning performance from Joany Badenhorst and a career best from Ben Tudhope in Landgraaf, The Netherlands.

Joany Badenhorst on the podium at the Europa Cup.

Steelers star dominates New South Wales Institute of Sport Awards

Three-time Paralympian and wheelchair rugby star Ryley Batt enjoyed a night to remember at the New South Wales Institute of Sport Awards last night in Sydney, taking home not one, but three awards.

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NSW Hall of Champions honours Daphne Hilton and Troy Sachs

NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres honoured some of the country’s most accomplished and respected athletes, including Paralympic greats Daphne Hilton and Troy Sachs with their induction into the NSW Hall of Champions.

Daphne Hilton's daughter Nikki at the NSW Hall of Champion induction

Australia to host IPC Shooting World Cup

Three IPC Shooting World Cups in France, Australia and the USA will give athletes the chance to secure a ticket to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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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