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Career Development and Learning Pathways of Paralympic Coaches With a Disability

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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Sports Classification and Athletes With Intellectual Disabilities: Measuring Health Status Using a Questionnaire Based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

Lorenna Tussis, Suzie Lemmey, and Jan Burns

Organization of Sports for the Disabled, one of four such independent organizations recognized by the International Paralympics Committee (IPC). ID athletes also compete in events organized by International Sports Federations, and within the Paralympics in swimming, athletics, and table tennis. Virtus provides

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Balance Perturbations as a Measurement Tool for Trunk Impairment in Cross-Country Sit Skiing

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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Inverse Dynamics Modeling of Paralympic Wheelchair Curling

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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Investigating the Nexus of Paralympic Bodies With Medicine

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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Predicting Happiness in Paralympic Swimming Medalists

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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Individualising Coaching in Olympic and Paralympic Worlds: An Applied Perspective

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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Load–Velocity Relationship in National Paralympic Powerlifters: A Case Study

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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The Sleep Parameters of Paralympic Athletes: Characteristics and Assessment Instruments

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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Comparing Developmental Trajectories of Elite Able-Bodied and Wheelchair Basketball Players

Nima Dehghansai, Daniel Spedale, Melissa J. Wilson, and Joseph Baker

. , & Legg , D. ( 2016 ). Improving Paralympic development programs: Athletes and institutional pathways and organizational quality indicators . Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 33 ( 4 ), 305 – 310 . PubMed ID: 27874304 doi:10.1123/APAQ.2016-0111 McConachie , H. , Colver , A.F. , Forsyth , R