Committee (SASCOC) Wednesday praised the excellent organization of the Beijing Paralympics.
Officials with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) Wednesday praised the excellent organization of the Beijing Paralympics.
Irishman Derek Malone was banned from the Paralympics because authorities deemed him not disabled enough, Irish sports chiefs said yesterday as they and the athlete voiced outrage at the decision. The Paralympic Council of Ireland said Malone had been assessed by a neurologist before the games who ruled that he fitted the criteria to participate.
Canada's Michelle Stilwell captured her second Paralympic Games gold medal Thursday, but her first as a wheelchair racer.
Swimmer Stephanie Dixon of Victoria earned her second medal of the Games, finishing second to Natalie du Toit in the SM9 200 meters.
The Canadian Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team finished its preliminary matches at the Beijing Paralympics with the only perfect record, 5-0, while the Canadian women improved their record to 3-1 on the fifth and final day of the round robin stage.
The women's tournament moves into quarter-final play on Friday, with Canada (second in group B at 3-1) going against Australia (third in group A at 2-2). The game is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. ET.
A Winston-Salem man was on the U.S. team that won the silver medal today in a rowing event in the Paralympics in Beijing.
THREE Australian swimmers last night won gold and smashed their world records at the Beijing Paralympics. Peter Leek, Matt Cowdrey and Rick Pendleton all won the 200m individual medley in their categories. Leek, of Sydney, won the S8 category in 2min 2.92sec - taking five seconds off his record. The 20-year-old has won two golds, two silvers and a bronze in Beijing. Cowdrey, of Adelaide, won the S9 category in 2:13.60 - taking three seconds off his record. The 19-year-old has won two golds and two silvers. Pendleton, of Sydney, won the SM10 category in 2:12.78. South Australian Jay Dohnt won bronze in the 400m S7 freestyle. John Maclean and Kathryn Ross won Australia's first rowing Paralympic medal with a silver in the double sculls.
Canadian swimmer Stephanie Dixon won her second medal at the Paralympic Games on Thursday, finishing runner-up to Natalie du Toit in the SM9 200 meters.
Huot picked up his second bronze medal of the Paralympics in 2:15.22. He finished third earlier this week in the 100-meter freestyle and was fourth in the 100-meter butterfly.
Australia's Rick Pendleton won the 200 IM in 2:12.78, smashing Huot's world record by 1.79 seconds. Brazil's Andre Brasil was second in 2:14.20.
Spain's Enhamed Enhamed won the 400 free in 4:38.32 with China's Yang Bozun taking the silver in 4:43.29. Tildesley's time was 4:49.45.
The Great Britain team have dominated the track cycling event at the Paralympics, currently taking place in Beijing.
Winning a total of 12 titles and coming away with 11 new world records, the Brits blew away the opposition, with only Australia putting up anything resembling a fight on what event organizers claim is one of the fastest tracks in the world.
Australian Kieran Modra set a new world record and won a gold in the Men's Individual Pursuit (B&VI 1-3).
Chris Scott struck gold in the Men's Individual Pursuit for Australia by beating Japan's Ishii Masashi.
The Beijing Paralympics is Australian shooter Libby Kosmala's 10th Games, with which the 66-year-old has written the longest Games record of all athletes, both Olympics and Paralympics.
Two more power-lifters have been caught using drugs and have been banned from the Paralympics. On Thursday the International Paralympic Committee announced that power-lifters Facourou Sissoko of Mali and Liudmyla Osmanova of the Ukraine tested positive for anabolic agents in out-of-competition testing.
On Wednesday German wheelchair basketball player Ahmet Coskun had his credentials revoked after German officials found traces of banned steroid masking agent Finasteride in his urine.
Neslihan Kavas of Turkey won the bronze medal in table-tennis after beating her Polish rival Malgorzata Grzelak, the country's first medal in the Paralympic Games.
David Roberts claimed his 10th Paralympic gold medal in the pool with victory in the men's S7 400m freestyle at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing today. The 28-year-old from Pontypridd, Briain, who has cerebral palsy, clocked a world record of 4min 52.35sec after leading from start to finish.
Louise Watkin finished third in the women's SM9 200m individual medley, while Sam Hynd was also third in the men's SM8 200m individual medley before Heather Frederiksen won bronze in the corresponding women's event.
U.S. swimmer Melissa Stockwell competes in three events in the Paralympics Games this week.
Egypt collected its second power-lifting gold at the Beijing Paralympics on Thursday, topping the medal standings of power-lifting. Egypt led the power-lifting medal standings, followed by China with two golds and a sliver. Nigeria ranked third with two golds.
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