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Johanna S. Rosén, Victoria L. Goosey-Tolfrey, Keith Tolfrey, Anton Arndt and Anna Bjerkefors

Para Vaʼa is a canoeing sport performed in a Polynesian outrigger canoe, propelled by a single-blade paddle on flat or open water, by athletes with physical impairments. Para Vaʼa makes its debut as a Paralympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after the International Paralympic Committee

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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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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 10.1016/j.jsams.2016.08.010 Brittain , I. ( 2016

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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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Danielle Peers

.1123/apaq.31.1.1 Braye , S. ( 2014 ). Meet my exes: Theological reflections on disability and paralympic sport—A continuum of ephemeral deaths and eternal resurrection . Journal of Disability & Religion, 18 ( 2 ), 127 – 141 . doi:10.1080/23312521.2014.898391 10.1080/23312521.2014.898391 Bredahl , A

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Krystn Orr, Katherine A. Tamminen, Shane N. Sweet, Jennifer R. Tomasone and Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos

intracollegiate and intercollegiate sport are available in both Olympic and Paralympic sport with the opportunity to add alternative sport; thus, exposing England children and youth to disability sport. These types of programs may also assist in raising awareness of parasports among typically developing peers

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Annemarie M.H. de Witte, Monique A.M. Berger, Marco J.M. Hoozemans, Dirkjan H.E.J. Veeger and Lucas H.V. van der Woude

Wheelchair basketball is a Paralympic sport characterized by fast-paced defensive and offensive actions that include specific wheelchair maneuvers like starting, stopping, and turning ( Wang, Chen, Limroongreungrat, & Change, 2005 ). Next to the functional abilities of the athlete, the movement

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Pierre Lepage, Gordon A. Bloom and William R. Falcão

current study enabled their children to participate in parasport by providing transportation and emotional encouragement, the current coaches appeared to rely more heavily on the parents than the coaches working in Paralympic sport settings. This finding is indicative of the different dynamics between