Australia finishes Para Track Worlds on top

Team Australia has finished as the most successful country with 17 medals, including five rainbow jerseys, at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling World Track Championships in Mexico.

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12 Para-swimmers selected for Glasgow

Australia will send its largest ever squad of Para-swimmers to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, with 12 Para-swimmers included on the 59-strong Australian Swimming Team.

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Gliders name World Champs squad

The Australian Gliders women’s national wheelchair basketball team have named a 20-player squad to be considered for the final team for the 2014 IWBF Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships to be held in Toronto, Canada in June.

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APC encouraged by Winning Edge report card

The release of Sports Tally 2014 by the Australian Sports Commission on Thursday shows that the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) is well positioned to meet the targets set by Australia’s Winning Edge.

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Elkington and Raison impress for Glasgow

Para-athletes Jodi Elkington and Paul Raison have been the first to qualify for selection to the Australian Commonwealth Games athletics team, after impressive performances on day one of the Australian Athletics Championships in Melbourne.

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Fearnley and Colman to square off for Glasgow

Paralympic champions Kurt Fearnley (NSW) and Richard Colman (Vic) will once again duel in the fast paced men’s wheelchair 1500m at the 92nd Australian Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games Selection Trials.

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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