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Tiago Duarte, Diane M. Culver and Kyle Paquette

held, with Canada having participated in every edition. The Wheelchair Curling National Championships started in 2004, whereas the Canadian NTP was created during the 2005–2006 season in preparation for the sport’s debut at the 2006 Paralympic games. Once the coaches entered the WC landscape, their

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Bård Erlend Solstad, Andreas Ivarsson, Ellen Merethe Haug and Yngvar Ommundsen

.H. Hoyle (Ed.), Handbook of structural equation modeling (pp.  361 – 379 ). New York, NY : Guilford . Cheon , S.H. , Reeve , J. , Lee , J. , & Lee , Y. ( 2015 ). Giving and receiving autonomy support in a high-stakes sport context: A field-based experiment during the 2012 London Paralympic

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Alan J. McCubbin, Bethanie A. Allanson, Joanne N. Caldwell Odgers, Michelle M. Cort, Ricardo J.S. Costa, Gregory R. Cox, Siobhan T. Crawshay, Ben Desbrow, Eliza G. Freney, Stephanie K. Gaskell, David Hughes, Chris Irwin, Ollie Jay, Benita J. Lalor, Megan L.R. Ross, Gregory Shaw, Julien D. Périard and Louise M. Burke

. , & Daanan , H.A.M. ( 2019 ). Ambient conditions prior to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games: Considerations for acclimation or acclimatization strategies . Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 414 . 10.3389/fphys.2019.00414 Girard , O. , Brocherie , F. , & Bishop , D.J. ( 2015 ). Sprint

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Lea-Cathrin Dohme, David Piggott, Susan Backhouse and Gareth Morgan

Paralympics Games . London, UK : Department of Health . Weinberg , R. , Butt , J. , & Culp , B. ( 2011 ). Coaches’ views of mental toughness and how it is built . International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 9, 156 – 172 . doi:10.1080/1612197X.2011.567106 10.1080/1612197X.2011

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Adam J. Nichol, Edward T. Hall, Will Vickery and Philip R. Hayes

.01.003 10.1016/j.psychsport.2013.01.003 Cheon , S. H. , Reeve , J. , Lee , J. , & Lee , Y. ( 2015 ). Giving and receiving autonomy support in a high-stakes sport context: A field-based experiment during the 2012 London Paralympic Games . Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 19 , 59 – 69 . doi:10

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Samuel Lins, Cynthia F. Melo, Sara G. Alves and Rúben L. Silva

The 2016 Paralympic Games hosted in Rio de Janeiro provided a context of increased social relevance of disability and disability sports. Disability sports can be defined as “sports that have been designed for or practiced by athletes with disabilities” ( DePauw & Gavron, 2005 , p. 8). Within this

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Gabriella McLoughlin, Courtney Weisman Fecske, Yvette Castaneda, Candace Gwin and Kim Graber

community) are important factors impacting participation in sport for this population ( Ryan & Deci, 2000 ). Participants Interviews were conducted with 23 elite athletes who compete in a variety of adapted sports in the Paralympic Games, Parapan Games, NCAA Division 1 competitions, or are training to do so

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Kirsti Van Dornick and Nancy L.I. Spencer

Parasport 1 has grown significantly over the past 60 years, with the Paralympic Games becoming the second largest multisport event on Earth ( Steadward & Peterson, 1997 ). To gain access to competitive parasport, athletes with physical, sensory, and intellectual impairment are classified

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

. This transition into everyday training allowed Coach Blair to accelerate his opportunities to compete on the national and international stages, ultimately winning a medal at the Paralympic Games. Coach Blair became a head coach at the university level near the same time he was named to his Paralympic

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Jeffrey Martin, Mario Vassallo, Jacklyn Carrico and Ellen Armstrong

gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Rio Paralympic games. Our first predictor of how athletes would emotionally respond, at the immediate completion of their races, was based on the medal they won with an expectation that gold medalists would express the most happiness followed by silver medalists