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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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Phil Ferrar, Lillian Hosea, Miles Henson, Nadine Dubina, Guy Krueger, Jamie Staff and Wade Gilbert

Coaches, and in turn, Team USA athletes, in achieving sustained competitive excellence by establishing a unique professional development opportunity for current and aspiring national team coaches. Groups of coaches (10–12) from across Summer Olympic, Winter Olympic and Paralympic sport complete the five

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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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Luke Hogarth, Brendan Burkett, Peter Van de Vliet and Carl Payton

—background and scientific principles of classification in Paralympic sport . Br J Sports Med . 2011 ; 45 ( 4 ): 259 – 269 . doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2009.065060 19850575 19. Morouco PG , Vilas-Boas JP , Fernandes RJ . Evaluation of adolescent swimmers through a 30-s tethered test . Pediatr Exerc Sci . 2012

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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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Erik Sesbreno, Gary Slater, Margo Mountjoy and Stuart D.R. Galloway

) develop an anthropometric prediction model for FFM and SMM in elite Canadian athletes. Methods Recruitment A total of 65 athletes, 17 years of age or older, were recruited through e-mails sent to sport science staff across the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network and National Sport

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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