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

pathways of Paralympic coaches have never been divided into periodic stages, some findings have identified similarities in the career development and learning pathways of able-bodied coaches of athletes with disabilities. For example, Cregan, Bloom, and Reid ( 2007 ) interviewed six Paralympic swim coaches

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Valeria Rosso, Laura Gastaldi, Walter Rapp, Stefan Lindinger, Yves Vanlandewijck, Sami Äyrämö, and Vesa Linnamo

Paralympic cross-country (XC) sit-skiing is a Paralympic discipline in which athletes are skiing seated because they have an impairment in function or structure of the lower extremities, pelvis, and/or trunk. XC sit-skiers ski using a sledge mounted on a pair of XC skis, named sit-ski, and a couple

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Brock Laschowski, Naser Mehrabi, and John McPhee

Wheelchair curling debuted at the 2006 Paralympic Games. Competing athletes utilize the same stones and ice sheets as Olympic curlers, although sweeping (ie, using a broom to control the stone’s trajectory) is omitted and the stone must be pushed from a stationary wheelchair using a delivery stick

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Jeffrey Martin, Mario Vassallo, Jacklyn Carrico, and Ellen Armstrong

, 2017 ). In particular, elite sport competitions such as the Paralympics and Olympics are considered ideal settings to observe intense emotional expressions associated with both success (e.g., joy) and failure (e.g., anguish) because winning at the Paralympics and Olympics is considered the pinnacle of

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Nancy Quinn and Laura Misener

Paralympic community ( Howe, 2008a , 2018 ; Lins et al., 2019 ; McMaster et al., 2012 ; Peers, 2009 , 2012 ; Townsend & Cushion, 2017 ). However, more is required to credibly interrogate and broaden understandings of sporting experience of those with membership in the para sport community. With the

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Scott Simon and Pam Richards

The operationalisation of a high-performance vision in the context of professional elite sport, in which shared mental models (SMMs) are developed within Paralympic sport, refutes the claim that Paralympic sport is a microcosm of Olympic performance. Instead, the Paralympic landscape should be

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Isadora Grade, Henrique Andrade, Renato Guerreiro, Eduardo Stieler, Flavia R. da Silva, Hesojy G.V. da Silva, Roberto Vital, Renan A. Resende, Dawit A.P. Gonçalves, André G. Andrade, Marco T. de Mello, and Andressa Silva

night, 16 , 22 , 23 which can have a negative impact on musculoskeletal recovery and make them more susceptible to sports injuries and subsequent decline in performance. 24 , 25 In a Paralympic context, the greater visibility and popularity of the Paralympic Games in recent years have made it

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Irineu Loturco, Lucas A. Pereira, Ciro Winckler, Weverton L. Santos, Ronaldo Kobal, and Michael McGuigan

populations. 6 This could provide practitioners with more accurate information regarding athletes who regularly train and compete at extremely low velocities (ie, bar velocity at 1RM). 6 , 10 Furthermore, given the lack of studies involving Paralympic athletes at all levels and disciplines, it would also be

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Nikolaus A. Dean, Andrea Bundon, P. David Howe, and Natalie Abele

Women have been a part of the Paralympic Movement since the first games for people with disabilities (PWD) were held at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the United Kingdom in 1948 ( DePauw & Gavron, 2005 ). However, there are growing concerns that women’s progress within the Paralympic Movement has

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Nima Dehghansai, Alia Mazhar, and Joseph Baker

to extend their careers ( Fortunato & Marchant, 1999 ; Halson et al., 2006 ). In addition, to our knowledge, there has yet to be a study that examines the TT process in Paralympic contexts, which emphasizes the importance of understanding how to do this process effectively for several reasons. First