Wheelchair Boxing Strives to be a Paralympic Sport - New ...

https://www.newmobility.com/2016/08/wheelchair-boxing-strives-paralympic-sport/ Wheelchair boxing may one day become a Paralympic sport, but it still has a long way to go. Just ask Ian Cannon. The 23-year-old Glastonbury, Connecticut, native with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy has been working tirelessly for 10 years trying to turn the fighting-style from a self-defense technique into a legitimate adapted sport.…

Wheelchair Boxing: Will It Be The Next Paralympic Sport?

https://www.passionatepeople.invacare.eu.com/wheelchair-boxing-will-it-be-the-next-paralympic-sport/ To many people, wheelchair boxing does not seem like it would be the best sport to adapt for someone with a disability. Up until now, not many athletes have tried it. But a group named The Adaptive Boxing Organization (ABO) wants to help wheelchair boxing gain popularity. Their goal is to bring wheelchair boxing all the way to the Paralympics.…

Wheelchair Boxing Increasing in Popularity – KD Smart Chair

https://kdsmartchair.com/blogs/news/113945606-wheelchair-boxing-increasing-in-popularity Wheelchair boxing is the next big thing in adaptive sports. Athletes around the world have become disabled for numerous reasons. Since most were athletic before they became a wheelchair user, they each decided to find a sport that suited their interests and physical abilities.…

Wheelchair Basketball

https://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Wheelchair-Basketball The U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team and the day-to-day operations of the high performance program are overseen by National Wheelchair Basketball Association, the National Governing Body ...…

Japan national wheelchair rugby team - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_national_wheelchair_rugby_team History. The Japan Wheelchair Rugby Federation (formerly the Japan Quad Rugby Federation) was established in April 1997, in response to the introduction of wheelchair rugby at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta. A wheelchair rugby club structure was already in existence and a national team was quickly formed, with a tour to Australia undertaken by the end of the year.IWRF Zone: IWRF Asia-Oceania…

2016 Summer Paralympics - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Summer_Paralympics The 2016 Summer Paralympics (Brazilian Portuguese: Jogos Paralímpicos de Verão de 2016), the 15th Summer Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016.The Games marked the first time a Latin American and South American city ...Host city: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil…

Paul showcases wheelchair boxing in bid for Paralympics ...

https://www.cwherald.com/a/archive/paul-showcases-wheelchair-boxing-in-bid-for-paralympics-inclusion.451691.html Colin is determined that disabled people should enjoy the chance to fight in MMA and boxing alongside able-bodied sportsmen and women. His dream is to see both MMA and boxing accepted into the Paralympics. Paul said: “Obviously the concept of disabled boxing has raised a lot of controversy.…

Paralympics: Wheelchair Curling Gold Medal Match

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/2018-paralympics-wheelchair-curling-gold-medal-match Paralympics: Wheelchair Curling Gold Medal Match Your temporary access to LIVE streams and full replays has expired. Please verify your cable, satellite, or telco subscription now, either on the NBC Sports App or stay here on the Mobile Web.…

Wheelchair Boxing: Will It Be The Next Paralympic Sport?

https://www.passionatepeople.invacare.eu.com/wheelchair-boxing-will-it-be-the-next-paralympic-sport/ But a group named The Adaptive Boxing Organization (ABO) wants to help wheelchair boxing gain popularity. Their goal is to bring wheelchair boxing all the way to the Paralympics. Founder Colin Wood said, “For us, it’s mainly about helping disabled people to compete at the highest level and that ultimately means the Paralympics.”…

Wheelchair Boxing Strives to be a Paralympic Sport - New ...

https://www.newmobility.com/2016/08/wheelchair-boxing-strives-paralympic-sport/ Wheelchair boxing may one day become a Paralympic sport, but it still has a long way to go. Just ask Ian Cannon. The 23-year-old Glastonbury, Connecticut, native with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy has been working tirelessly for 10 years trying to turn the fighting-style from a self-defense technique into a legitimate adapted sport.…

Kevin Saunders - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Saunders At the 1992 Paralympic Games Trials in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saunders broke the pentathlon world record, simultaneously setting a new Paralympic record. Saunders‘ athletic career as an elite wheelchair athlete spanned from 1984 to 2014, when he won the USA Track & Field (USATF) Half Marathon Championship in Houston, Texas.Alma mater: Kansas State University…

Paralympic Sports - List of Para Sports and Events ...

https://www.paralympic.org/sports There are currently 28 Paralympic sports sanctioned by the IPC: 22 summer and six winter. The two newest sports to be given Paralympic status are badminton and taekwondo, which will both make their debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games. The newest winter sport is snowboard, which was first introduced at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.…

IPC Classification - Paralympic Categories ...

https://www.paralympic.org/classification Each Paralympic sport defines for which impairment groups they provide sporting opportunities in their classification rules. While some sports include athletes of all impairment types (e.g. athletics, swimming), other sports are specific to one impairment type (e.g. goalball) or a selection of impairment types (e.g. equestrian, cycling).…

Petition · Add Wheelchair Boxing to the Paralympic Games ...

https://www.change.org/p/rolling-with-the-punches-international-paralympic-committee-add-wheelchair-boxing-to-the-paralympic-games Boxing is a time honored sport of thinking men and women. It is the "Sweet Science." It is unfair that a person would be restricted from participating in this sport, which strengthens both mind and body, on the basis of their disability. Other full contact sports such as Judo and Wheelchair Rugby currently exist in the Paralympic Games.…

Wheelchair Boxing Increasing in Popularity – KD Smart Chair

https://kdsmartchair.com/blogs/news/113945606-wheelchair-boxing-increasing-in-popularity Interest and participation in the sport mounts as petitioners fight for wheelchair boxing to be part of the Paralympics in the future. It will allow athletes the opportunity to represent their country in the sport and challenge their strength among other athletes.…

Wheelchair racing - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheelchair_racing Wheelchair racing is the racing of wheelchairs in track and road races. Wheelchair racing is open to athletes with any qualifying type of disability, amputees, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy and partially sighted (when combined with another disability).…

2018 Paralympic Team

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling/2018-Paralympic-Team Team USA is competing in an 11-game round robin at the Gangneung Curling Centre in South Korea. Athletes and coaches from the 2018 Paralympic Team will lead a U.S. Paralympic ……