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Ben T. Stephenson, Christof A. Leicht, Keith Tolfrey and Victoria L. Goosey-Tolfrey

 = 1) volunteered to participate in this study. All provided written informed consent and the procedures were approved by the Loughborough University Ethical Advisory Committee. All participants regularly competed at an international level for 2 to 7 years with 9 athletes racing in the 2016 Paralympic

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Anna Bjerkefors, Johanna S. Rosén, Olga Tarassova and Anton Arndt

to an increase in pelvis and trunk rotation and a higher power output. 1 Kayaking performed by people with physical impairment is called para-kayak and was introduced as an international competitive sport in 2009 and debuted in the Paralympic Games in 2016. In Paralympic sports, athletes compete in

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Yuhei Inoue, Mikihiro Sato and Kevin Filo

Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games’ official motto of “United by Emotions,” which underscores “the power of sport to bring together people from diverse backgrounds . . . to connect and celebrate in a way that reaches beyond their differences” ( International Olympic Committee, 2020 , para. 1). TSSR

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Andreas M. Kasper, S. Andy Sparks, Matthew Hooks, Matthew Skeer, Benjamin Webb, Houman Nia, James P. Morton and Graeme L. Close

Sports Medicine, 41 ( 7 ), 439 – 441 . 10.1136/bjsm.2006.034405 Tsitsimpikou , C. , Jamurtas , T. , Duncan-Fitch , K. , Papalexis , P. , & Tsarouhas , K . ( 2009 ). Medication use by athletes during Athens 2004 Paralympic games . British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43 ( 13 ), 1062 – 1066

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David S. Haydon, Ross A. Pinder, Paul N. Grimshaw and William S.P. Robertson

3.5-point players at the 2016 Paralympic Games had limb deficiencies, representing a large proportion of this classification. For 3.5-point players with limited trunk function but good arm and hand function, the trends discussed may not be evident. Conversely, low-point players have a similar

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Jamile S. Codogno, Henrique L. Monteiro, Bruna C. Turi-Lynch, Romulo A. Fernandes, Subhash Pokhrel and Nana Anokye

-8910.2015049005650 Blauwet , C. , Lexell , J. , Derman , W. , Idrisova , G. , Kissick , J. , Stomphorst , J. , . . . Webborn , N. ( 2016 ). The road to Rio: Medical and scientific perspectives on the 2016 Paralympic Games . PM & R : The Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation, 8 ( 8 ), 798 – 801

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Marcelo Danillo Matos dos Santos, Felipe J. Aidar, Raphael Fabrício de Souza, Jymmys Lopes dos Santos, Andressa da Silva de Mello, Henrique P. Neiva, Daniel A. Marinho and Mário C. Marques

CA , et al . The epidemiology of injuries in powerlifting at the London 2012 Paralympic Games: an analysis of 1411 athlete-days . Scand J Med Sci Sports . 2016 ; 26 ( 10 ): 1233 – 1238 . PubMed ID: 26453890 doi: 10.1111/sms.12554 26453890 2. International Paralympic Committee . World Para

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Christopher J. Stevens, Megan L.R. Ross, Amelia J. Carr, Brent Vallance, Russ Best, Charles Urwin, Julien D. Périard and Louise Burke

, Sluijter R , Daanen HAM . Ambient conditions prior to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games: considerations for acclimation or acclimatization strategies . Front Physiol . 2019 ; 10 : 414 . PubMed ID: 31068829 doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00414 31068829 13. Daanen HAM , Racinais S , Periard

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Murray G. Phillips and Gary Osmond

Indigenous sportspeople—male and female—are prominent Australian identities. Many of these people have national profiles in all of Australia’s football codes and are successful athletes on the international stage at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as competing at the highest level in

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Raúl Reina, Aitor Iturricastillo, Rafael Sabido, Maria Campayo-Piernas and Javier Yanci

(see Table  1 ). All the participants had an international competition level background: 27.1% of the participants have competed in London 2012 Paralympic games and the rest had competed in international level tournaments. A group of 39 players without CP was also included in the study as a control