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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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Rosanna Gilderthorp, Jan Burns and Fergal Jones

), Bangladeshi ( n  = 3), Australian ( n  = 2), Swedish ( n  = 1), Indian ( n  = 1) Male ( n  = 60) Female ( n  = 22) Note . * Boccia is a team sport similar to boules as teams aim for their balls to finish as close as possible to a target ball or “jack”. Boccia has been a Paralympic sport since 1984. Measures

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Mark Dottori, Guy Faulkner, Ryan Rhodes, Norm O’Reilly, Leigh Vanderloo and Gashaw Abeza

media framing of various sport and related issues and presented various findings. For example, Smith, Zhou, and Green ( 2017 ) found in their research on the framing of Paralympic sport that the “supercrip” stereotype (the representation of people with disabilities heroically overcoming their challenges

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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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Kirsti Van Dornick and Nancy L.I. Spencer

.J. , & Tweedy , S.M. ( 2016 ). The 2016 Paralympic Games: A classification primer . Palaestra, 30 ( 3 ), 16 – 20 . Beckman , E.M. , Connick , M.J. , & Tweedy , S.M. ( 2017 ). Assessing muscle strength for the purpose of classification in Paralympic sport: A review and recommendations . Journal of

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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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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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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