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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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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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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

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Ljudmila Zaletelj

introduction to the Paralympic Games. The chapters are written in a clear and concise manner, and the text is accessible to a range of readers. This volume would be a wonderful asset to anyone who is directly involved in Paralympic sport (for instance, sport administrators, sport managers, coaches, and

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Scott Douglas, William R. Falcão and Gordon A. Bloom

that were designed on skills and tactics focused on able-bodied athletes ( Cregan et al., 2007 ; Douglas & Hardin, 2014 ). Paralympic sport is growing in participation and popularity, and thus, coaches of athletes with a disability need continuing support and meaningful learning opportunities to

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Rachael C. Stone, Shane N. Sweet, Marie-Josée Perrier, Tara MacDonald, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis and Amy E. Latimer-Cheung

. The International Paralympic Committee aspires to leverage Paralympic sport as means of creating a more inclusive society by challenging stereotypes of and attitudes toward disability ( International Paralympic Committee, 2015 ). This aspiration is predicated, in part, on the assumption that people

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Kirsti Van Dornick and Nancy L.I. Spencer

). Assessing muscle strength for the purpose of classification in Paralympic sport: A review and recommendations . Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20 ( 4 ), 391 – 396 . PubMed ID: 27692576 doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2016.08.010 Brittain , I. ( 2016 ). The Paralympic games