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(Un)imaginable (Para-)athletes: A Discourse Analysis of Athletics Websites in Canada

Danielle Peers, Timothy Konoval, and Rebecca Marsh Naturkach

complex disabilities someone else’s problem” (p. 11). Howe ( 2007 ) offered the most notable analysis of parasport integration in Canada, focusing on the NSO in charge of the para-athletic sport he competed in (i.e., track and field). Para-athletics was one of the first parasports to be integrated into

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Seated-Shot-Put Equipment in Para Athletics—A Review and Presentation of Data From the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Connor J.M. Holdback, Rony Ibrahim, David S. Haydon, Ross A. Pinder, Paul N. Grimshaw, and Richard M. Kelso

Seated throwing forms part of the larger pool of Para Athletics disciplines at major events such as the Paralympic Games. It includes traditional throwing implements such as shot, javelin, and discus, as well as the “club,” which is unique to Para Athletics. Athletes are categorized by sport

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The Impact of Blade Technology on Paralympic Sprint Performance Between 1996 and 2016: Bilateral Amputees’ Competitive Advantage

Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu, Xiang Li, Kimberly E. Ona Ayala, Yinfei Wu, Michael Amick, and David B. Frumberg

The World Para Athletics (track and field) classification system serves two primary purposes: to determine who is eligible to compete in Para athletics competitions and to separate athletes into evidence-based sport classes to ensure equitable competition ( Tweedy et al., 2016 ; Tweedy

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Understanding Injury and Injury Prevention in Para Sport Athletes

Shana E. Harrington, Sean McQueeney, and Marcus Fearing

the literature for Para swimmers and able-bodied swimmers. One assumption that may be made is that athletes with physical impairments do not train in similar durations to able-bodied counterparts, but our data reveal that this is not always the case. Regarding Para cycling and Para athletics, we were

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Differences in Strength, Speed, and Power Performance Between Visually Impaired Paralympic and Olympic Sprinters

Tomás T. Freitas, Pedro E. Alcaraz, Ciro Winckler, Santiago Zabaloy, Lucas A. Pereira, and Irineu Loturco

performance between 1992 and 2012 . Int J Sports Physiol Perform . 2015 ; 10 ( 8 ): 1052 – 1054 . PubMed ID: 25710327 doi:10.1123/ijspp.2014-0560 25710327 3. International Paralympic Committee . World para athletics: results, rules, and regulations 2020–2021 . Published 2021. Accessed March 23, 2021

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Locomotor Adaptations During RaceRunning in People With Neurological Motor Disorders

Mohsen Shafizadeh, Nicola Theis, and Keith Davids

. PubMed ID: 29433091 doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.02.004 Wiley , M.E. , & Damiano , D.L. ( 1998 ). Lower-extremity strength profiles in spastic cerebral palsy . Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 40 , 100 – 107 . PubMed ID: 9489498 doi:10.1111/j.1469-8749.1998.tb15369.x World Para Athletics

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What Do We Know About Research on Parasport Coaches? A Scoping Review

Marte Bentzen, Danielle Alexander, Gordon A. Bloom, and Göran Kenttä

Paralympic Games, making up 2.8% of the total athlete population ( World Para Athletics, 2012 ). Despite the small number of athletes, we encourage future parasport researchers to include coaching athletes with intellectual disabilities (see Hassan, Dowling, McConkey, & Menke, 2012 ; MacDonald, Beck

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Examining the Influence of Impairment Type on the Development of Paralympic Sport Athletes

Nima Dehghansai, Veronica Allan, Ross A. Pinder, and Joe Baker

. Results Sport Career Athletes were involved in a variety of sports, including boccia ( n  = 3), Para archery ( n  = 11), Para athletics ( n  = 22), Para badminton ( n  = 13), Para cycling ( n  = 33), Para ice hockey ( n  = 4), Para snowboard ( n  = 1), Para swimming ( n  = 14), Para table tennis ( n  = 28

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Pathways in Paralympic Sport: An In-Depth Analysis of Athletes’ Developmental Trajectories and Training Histories

Nima Dehghansai, Ross A. Pinder, and Joseph Baker

Sport Nature of impairment Impairment type Sport N Age SD AIA SD C PA A EA AD VI SCI/SB CP/ABI Amputee Other Boccia 3 28.10 15.73 2 1 2 Para archery 11 44.53 15.06 38.5 12.77 4 1 5 1 4 1 4 Para athletics 22 31.78 12.77 17.71 11.28 10 2 4 1 3 5 4 6 5 Para badminton 13 31.88 16.13 25.17 18.72 5 2 1 3 5 1

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Change-of-Direction Ability of Para-Footballers With Cerebral Palsy Under a New Evidence-Based and Sport-Specific Classification System

Iván Peña-González, Alba Roldan, Carlos Toledo, Tomás Urbán, and Raúl Reina

). 3 That functional classification system, which also applied to para-athletics for runners with HAA, led to the so-called cut point problem, where classifiers had to decide a para-athlete’s sport class according to impairment severity. In the new classification scenario, CP football developed