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Renate M. Leithäuser

areas. It seems easier to secure research funding in areas where there is a bigger public interest and, consequently, more spectators and money involved, like in football compared with research, for example, in the Paralympic sport of blind football. The Blind Football World Championships also took

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Cristiane B.B. Antonelli, Charlini S. Hartz, Sileno da Silva Santos and Marlene A. Moreno

The Paralympic Games are currently the world’s second largest sporting event, with wheelchair basketball (WCB) being a Paralympic sport since the first edition of Paralympic Games. 1 In addition, according to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation, WCB is considered as one of the most

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Javier Yanci, Daniel Castillo, Aitor Iturricastillo, Tomás Urbán and Raúl Reina

. 2016 ; 11 ( 4 ): 552 – 558 . doi:10.1177/1747954116654786 10.1177/1747954116654786 10. Tweedy SM , Vanlandewijck YC . International Paralympic Committee position stand–background and scientific principles of classification in Paralympic sport . Br J Sports Med. 2011 ; 45 : 259 – 269 . PubMed

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Aitor Iturricastillo, Cristina Granados, Raúl Reina, José Manuel Sarabia, Ander Romarate and Javier Yanci

Despite the growing interest in Paralympic sport, specifically in wheelchair sports, relatively little is known about physical performance in wheelchair basketball (WB) players. 1 – 3 WB is an intermittent activity demanding simultaneously several skills for wheelchair maneuvering (ie

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Brock Laschowski, Naser Mehrabi and John McPhee

wheelchair curling. These investigations would provide unprecedented insights into the physical demands of this Paralympic sport. One of the main objectives of biomechanists is to evaluate the dynamics (ie, forces and moments) associated with human movements. Experimentally measuring the forces of individual

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Ciara Sinnott-O’Connor, Thomas M. Comyns, Alan M. Nevill and Giles D. Warrington

variations within and between subject groups imply that the stress response to TL, competition, and additional external stressors is highly individual. 10 Despite the shift in focus from rehabilitative participation to elite-level sport, research into Paralympic sport has lagged behind the large body of

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Marie Lund Ohlsson, Jonas Danvind and L. Joakim Holmberg

flexion-extension. 20 Cross-country sit-skiing is an endurance Paralympic sport in which the athletes sit in a sledge that is mounted on a pair of skis and propel themselves using poles. Even though, to the authors’ knowledge, there has been no study of injury prevalence in cross-country sit-skiing, we

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Rienk M.A. van der Slikke, Daan J.J. Bregman, Monique A.M. Berger, Annemarie M.H. de Witte and Dirk-Jan (H.) E.J. Veeger

. International Paralympic Committee position stand—background and scientific principles of classification in Paralympic sport . Br J Sports Med . 2011 ; 45 ( 4 ): 259 – 269 . PubMed ID: 19850575 doi:10.1136/bjsm.2009.065060 10.1136/bjsm.2009.065060 19850575 2. Vanlandewijck YC , Evaggelinou C , Daly DJ

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Ben T. Stephenson, Sven P. Hoekstra, Keith Tolfrey and Victoria L. Goosey-Tolfrey

finite literature concerning thermoregulation in Paralympic sport has centered on athletes with a spinal cord injury (SCI) due to their high propensity for thermal strain caused by impaired autonomic function and therefore sudomotor and vasomotor control. 2 Research has characterized the