The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today congratulated Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans for their nomination for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, capping off a fantastic year for the pair after they claimed a historic gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
GB wheelchair fencers have returned from the World Cup in Eger, Hungary (November 20-23), with their best ever haul of medals from a World Cup event.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today welcomed the world’s best wheelchair tennis players back to London with a game of mini tennis at City Hall. An elite field of 20 players is in London to compete in the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, the venue which was known as Eton Manor during London 2012.
Six world records, eleven European records and numerous British records were broken at the British Gas Disability Open Short Course Swimming Championships this weekend. Newcomers and experienced Para-swimmers impressed the crowds at the Manchester Aquatics Centre. Among those celebrating included Sascha Kindred, Danielle Joyce and Andrew Mullen.
Top seeds Gordon Reid and Jiske Griffioen defended their men’s and women’s singles titles in ruthless fashion at the Nottingham Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament on Sunday.
Brits Andy Lapthorne and Jamie Burdekin clinched the Nottingham Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament quad doubles crown, while compatriots Jordanne Whiley and Gordon Reid advanced to Sunday’s women’s and men’s singles deciders during the penultimate day of action at Nottingham Tennis Centre.
This weekend Paralympic, World and Commonwealth medallists will be in Manchester for the British Gas Disability Open Short Course Swimming Championships. For the first time in its event history, the Aquatics Centre will play host to the country’s best in Para-Swimming. They include European champion Steph Slater, World Champion Amy Marren, London 2012 double gold Paralympic medallist Eleanor Simmonds OBE, six-time Paralympic champion Sascha Kindred OBE and Commonwealth bronze medallist Erraid Davies.
Two-time defending champion Andy Lapthorne faces Australia’s in Saturday’s quad singles final at the Nottingham Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament after beating fellow Brit Jamie Burdekin on Friday’s third day of play.
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced that the ParalympicsGB leadership team structure utilised so successfully at London 2012 and Sochi 2014 will be implemented once more for Rio 2016. Led by President and Head of Delegation Tim Reddish, the BPA’s Director of Sport, Penny Briscoe has been named as the team’s Chef de Mission and CEO Tim Hollingsworth as Secretary General.