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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Paralympic Games

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# tokyo 2020
Paralympic Breakfast: O'Reilly and McCarthy narrowly miss out on medals
Ellen Keane and Róisín Ní Riain will race in the finals of the 200m individual medley and 100m breaststroke later this morning.
# Unacceptable
Irish Paralympian's wheelchair 'completely broken' while flying to London for Tokyo Games
Patrick Flanagan says there was damage to the wheels as a lot of dents and scrapes on the chair.
# Best Laid Plans
'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'
Irish Para swimmer Nicole Turner on life in lockdown, plans after deferring her Leaving Cert and fundraising for an important cause.
# countdown clock
'It's like cramming for an exam by the end of it!' - Six months to go as Team Ireland eye Tokyo 2020
The countdown is well and truly on to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
# Not About the Bike
'I'm really uncomfortable in my own skin, with my disabilities and putting them out there for the world to see'
Colin Lynch is a decorated Paralympian but 2018 was a relentless struggle as he faced up to his mental health problems and their origin.
# Goldsmyth
'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do'
Jason Smyth on embracing challenges and change as he enters the twilight of his career.
# world champions
Gold for Ireland! Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal record first Para-cycling world title
The Paralympic Champions won silver in the Road Race in Rio last year, on Friday securing a first ever world title in South Africa.
# Joy
‘To see my children’s faces made the sacrifices all worthwhile’
Eve McCrystal chats to The42 about her momentous year winning gold alongside Katie-George Dunlevy at the Paralympics.
# Day 9
Paralympic Breakfast: Cycling medalists back for another shot at glory
Eoghan Clifford will be hoping for a third medal at this year’s Games.
# Day 8
Paralympic Breakfast: O'Leary out to medal after making history
There’s also Irish involvement in cycling, sailing, swimming and athletics in Rio today.
# perfectly timed
'You get me the new leg, I will do the rest': Lynch delivers on his promise in style
After the heartbreak of London, the 45-year-old timed it right today to claim silver.
# medal alert
Ireland's Colin Lynch storms to Paralympic silver with stunning Time Trial performance
Team Ireland are now halfway towards their medal target of eight.
# learning curve
A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites
It was a humbling first taste of Paralympic action for Barry Ferguson’s side.
# Preview
Paralympic Breakfast: Jason Smyth gets his T13 100m defence under way
There are six Irish competitors in action on the opening day in Rio.
# paralympics
'I want three medals around my neck': Ireland's dynamic duo gunning for track glory
All eyes will be on Rio’s Velodrome over the next few days as Ireland’s cyclists go in search of Paralympic success.
# Rio 2016
Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes
They’re hosting a two-day event in Moscow.
# paralympics
Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot
The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.
# vogue brazil
Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot
The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.
# Plain sailing
John Twomey: Ireland's flag bearer will be competing at his 11th (!) Paralympic Games
“It’s a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
# more than sport
'I have to come back from Rio with a gold medal or else everyone will say it's been a failure for me'
Michael McKillop has come through the other side of four difficult years and now he’s ready to defend his Paralympic title this summer.
# the road to rio
Double gold medal success for Ireland at European Championships as Cork pair break records
It’s been a fantastic weekend for the Irish team in Italy.
# Inspirational
'Going to Rio would be an opportunity to say thank you to Ireland for accepting me'
Greta Streimikyte has rarely shared her story. By the end of the summer, you’re likely to know all about it.
# gold standard
'It's not beyond anyone' - Kelly Gallagher on why others with disabilities can dream of gold medals
The Paralympic gold medallist tells The42 about overcoming obstacles to reach the top of her sport.
# Rio 2016
'This is an opportunity for someone to wear the green jersey and travel the world'
Ireland CP football manager Barry Ferguson is hoping to unearth new talent before the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
# Looking Back
Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics
The past week and a half in London has been memorable for a number of reasons. Here are some of its defining images.
# honours list
Olympic connections dominate Queen's list of New Year honours
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and sailor Ben Ainslie are knighted, as all 29 British gold medallists from London 2012 receive an honour.
# Top of the World
Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics
We’ve crunched through the Paralympics medal table to reveal just how well Ireland really did…
# Awesome
Paralympic Village: Team Ireland pack up their medals
Plus, Oscar Pistorius waits for the final track event to reassert his dominance.
# Unlucky
Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB
Meanwhile, James Scully brought the curtain down on Ireland’s involvement and called it ‘the best experience of his life’.
# team ireland
Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double
We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.
# paralympics
VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown
The Briton was in imperious 100 metre form tonight.
# Lights out
Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about
Day eight of the Games was as absorbing as ever, though it held plenty of disappointment for Irish athletes.
# paralympics
Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Ellen Keane was in action in he 200m medley final.
# Disappointment
Disappointment for Firth as she is forced to pull out of 100m breaststroke
The 16-year-old was Ireland’s first gold medal winner of the Games, but a recurring shoulder injury has ruled her out.
# paralympics
Mark Rohan secures yet another gold medal for Ireland
The 31-year-old won the Men’s Individual H1 Time Trial at Brands Hatch on Wednesday afternoon.
# Double bronze
Ireland secure two more bronze medals in cycling
James Brown and Damien Shaw finished third behind only Spain and Italy, while Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secured their second medals of the Games.
# Review
Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six
It was a historic day in London, with a number of world records being broken.
# Update
Paralympics 2012: McDonald into final, Baldwin misses out despite PB
Meanwhile, James Dwyer has placed sixth in the individual freestyle test – grade IV.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?
Ireland are enjoying great success – but many Irish viewers don’t have the TV channels they might need.
# Golden Mum-ent
Mum's the word: McKillop's Mammy presents medal in 'surprise' ceremony
A games sponsor ensured that Michael McKillop’s second medal presentation became a first for the Paralympic Games.