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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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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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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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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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Cathy McKay, Jung Yeon Park, and Martin Block

, 2008 ; Xafopoulos, Kudlacek, & Evaggelinou, 2009 ). Research has tended to compare contact settings as opposed to addressing contact theory ( Slininger et al., 2000 ). Of the aforementioned research referencing contact theory, four studies are specific to Paralympic School Day (PSD) and have focused

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Dunja Antunovic and Andrea Bundon

During the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Affleck ( 2016 ), the Director of Penn State’s Curley Center for Sports Journalism, asked in an article for The Conversation , “Why do the Paralympics get so little media attention in the United States?” Affleck observed that over 400 print and photo

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Ljudmila Zaletelj

Edited by Simon Darcy, Stephen Frawley, and Daryl Adair. Published 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan , London, UK. $58.16 , available in eBook for $54.99 . 302 pp., ISBN: 978-1-137-43520-0 Managing the Paralympics , edited by Simon Darcy, Stephen Frawley, and Daryl Adair, brings together the work of

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Kim Bissell, Andrew C. Billings, and Bumsoo Park

larger audiences. To wit, NBC Sports Network aired 70 hr of the 2016 Rio Paralympics, up 175% from the prior Games ( Paulsen, 2016 ). Still, the overall number of Paralympic viewers (143,000) represents just 0.52% of the viewers witnessing NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games (OG; 27