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# paralympics - This year 2022

'Bullsh**' - Decision to allow Russian athletes at Paralympics draws backlash
# Condemnation
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# Condemnation

'Bullsh**' - Decision to allow Russian athletes at Paralympics draws backlash

Mar 2nd 2022, 10:27 PM 4,530 Views 1 Comment

Germany’s top Paralympic official said late on Wednesday that the decision lacked courage.

# paralympics - Last year 2021

Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop retires at 31
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop retires at 31

Nov 25th 2021, 8:52 PM 3,136 Views 0 Comments

The Antrim man reflected on a superb career.

'I showed him my medal and as I was walking away, he said, 'I want to be like Nicole one day''
# Inspiring
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# Inspiring

'I showed him my medal and as I was walking away, he said, 'I want to be like Nicole one day''

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 46,176 Views 3 Comments

Nicole Turner won a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

'My lane has been given to lessons at times when I go training' - Paralympic champion Keane
# Speaking Up
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# Speaking Up

'My lane has been given to lessons at times when I go training' - Paralympic champion Keane

Sep 15th 2021, 6:17 PM 31,180 Views 5 Comments

Ellen Keane says that access is often a problem for her compared with Olympic athletes.

'An itch is still there' - Four-time Paralympic gold medalist McKillop not ready to retire yet
# Interview
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# Interview

'An itch is still there' - Four-time Paralympic gold medalist McKillop not ready to retire yet

Sep 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 1,860 Views 0 Comments

Four-time gold Paralympic medalist Michael McKillop hasn’t made any definite decision on his future.

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary narrowly misses out on medal in blanket finish
# So Close
From The42
# So Close

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary narrowly misses out on medal in blanket finish

Sep 4th 2021, 7:31 AM 13,259 Views 3 Comments

O’Leary finished 5th in the VL3 Va’a final in a time of 52.910.

'The one thing I have left to prove to myself is that I can be back on that podium again'
# Michael McKillop
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# Michael McKillop

'The one thing I have left to prove to myself is that I can be back on that podium again'

Sep 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 2,422 Views 2 Comments

Michael races in the T38 1500m final tomorrow in Tokyo.

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage
# Tokyo
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# Tokyo

Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,542 Views 0 Comments

Cork paddler O’Leary made it to two semi-finals.

'I feel there is potential for me to run faster' - Smyth not ruling out return for Paris 2024
# More In The Tank
From The42
# More In The Tank

'I feel there is potential for me to run faster' - Smyth not ruling out return for Paris 2024

Aug 31st 2021, 7:42 PM 3,223 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old could be tempted to compete at a fifth Paralympic Games.

'I don’t think it should be put up on any other pedestal. It’s just sport'
# Paralympics
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# Paralympics

'I don’t think it should be put up on any other pedestal. It’s just sport'

Aug 31st 2021, 4:22 PM 3,204 Views 0 Comments

Pat O’Leary will represent Ireland in the Paralympics KL3 and VL3 canoeing events on 2 September.

Superb Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal storm to time trial gold
# Gold Rush
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# Gold Rush

Superb Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal storm to time trial gold

Aug 31st 2021, 7:44 AM 38,802 Views 22 Comments

The Irish tandem pair put in a stunning display beneath Mount Fuji.

Paralympic Breakfast: hand-cyclist Gary O'Reilly clinches bronze for Team Ireland
# Life Of Reilly
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# Life Of Reilly

Paralympic Breakfast: hand-cyclist Gary O'Reilly clinches bronze for Team Ireland

Aug 31st 2021, 7:19 AM 13,660 Views 6 Comments

The Portlaoise man came home third at the Fuji International Speedway.

'The best day of my life' - Nicole Turner jubilant after Paralympics success
# Take A Bow
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# Take A Bow

'The best day of my life' - Nicole Turner jubilant after Paralympics success

Aug 30th 2021, 11:21 AM 12,375 Views 7 Comments

The Portarlington swimmer won silver with a time of 36.30 seconds in Tokyo.

Paralympic Breakfast: Three Team Ireland swimmers reach finals as archer Kerrie Leonard bows out
# Update
From The42
# Update

Paralympic Breakfast: Three Team Ireland swimmers reach finals as archer Kerrie Leonard bows out

Aug 30th 2021, 7:27 AM 10,212 Views 2 Comments

Barry McClements, Nicole Turner and Róisín Ní Ríain all advanced from their heats in Tokyo today.

Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final
# Next Gen
From The42
# Next Gen

Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final

Aug 27th 2021, 12:39 PM 1,595 Views 3 Comments

The Limerick teenager is having a memorable week in Tokyo.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 12:04 PM 28,040 Views 3 Comments

Here’s all the information you need to plan your weekend.

'I just knew I was capable of doing something great' - Ellen Keane's nerveless gold medal performance in Tokyo
# Golden Girl
From The42
# Golden Girl

'I just knew I was capable of doing something great' - Ellen Keane's nerveless gold medal performance in Tokyo

Aug 26th 2021, 4:00 PM 24,748 Views 12 Comments

The Clontarf swimmer clinched Ireland’s first medal of the Paralympic Games earlier.

Ellen Keane storms to gold to seal Ireland's first medal of Paralympic Games
# Golden Girl
From The42
# Golden Girl

Ellen Keane storms to gold to seal Ireland's first medal of Paralympic Games

Aug 26th 2021, 11:55 AM 42,937 Views 33 Comments

The Dubliner came home in a time of 1.19.93.

Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool
# Strong Start
From The42
# Strong Start

Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool

Aug 26th 2021, 7:53 AM 10,676 Views 2 Comments

All four Irish athletes competing in this morning’s early events clocked new personal best times.

Promising start as Nicole Turner seals personal best time in 50m Freestyle final
# Team Ireland
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# Team Ireland

Promising start as Nicole Turner seals personal best time in 50m Freestyle final

Aug 25th 2021, 11:20 AM 1,659 Views 0 Comments

“It gets serious from here on,” said Turner, who has preferred events to come later this week.

Paralympic Breakfast: Great morning in the pool for Ireland with Turner and Ní Riain into finals
# Day 1
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# Day 1

Paralympic Breakfast: Great morning in the pool for Ireland with Turner and Ní Riain into finals

Aug 25th 2021, 7:22 AM 13,695 Views 1 Comment

Three Irish swimmers registered personal bests, while Colin Judge suffered defeat to China’s Zhao Ping.

Paralympic debutants Lee and Arendse to carry Irish flag at Tokyo opening ceremony
# Honour
From The42
# Honour

Paralympic debutants Lee and Arendse to carry Irish flag at Tokyo opening ceremony

Aug 23rd 2021, 7:57 PM 1,875 Views 0 Comments

4,521 athletes from 168 countries will compete across 22 sports over the next two weeks.

Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch

Aug 23rd 2021, 4:20 PM 15,612 Views 3 Comments

A handy guide to a selection of Team Ireland’s star athletes.

Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening
# Fire Up
From The42
# Fire Up

Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening

Aug 20th 2021, 11:05 AM 1,780 Views 0 Comments

Organisers urged participants to follow virus rules with increased vigilance.

First virus case reported in Paralympic Village
# Japan
From The42
# Japan

First virus case reported in Paralympic Village

Aug 19th 2021, 8:12 AM 1,966 Views 0 Comments

The case involves a Games-related member of staff who is not resident in Japan.

Afghan turmoil leaves Paralympic athletes unable to compete
# Trapped
From The42
# Trapped

Afghan turmoil leaves Paralympic athletes unable to compete

Aug 16th 2021, 1:53 PM 3,112 Views 0 Comments

Taekwondo athletes Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli are currently unable to leave their country.

Paralympic sport must make classification system clearer for growing audience - Johnson
# Understanding
From The42
# Understanding

Paralympic sport must make classification system clearer for growing audience - Johnson

Aug 12th 2021, 7:49 AM 6,088 Views 1 Comment

The four-time Olympic champion is an avid supporter of the Paralympic movement.

'If it was any other sport, you’d be shouting, singing, and dancing about it constantly. But it's Para sport'
# Goldsmyth
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# Goldsmyth

'If it was any other sport, you’d be shouting, singing, and dancing about it constantly. But it's Para sport'

Jul 5th 2021, 6:17 PM 5,593 Views 0 Comments

The fastest Paralympian on the planet, Jason Smyth isn’t thinking about anything but gold at Tokyo 2020.

Kilkenny’s Mary Fitzgerald wins European bronze with best display to date
# Podium Place
From The42
# Podium Place

Kilkenny’s Mary Fitzgerald wins European bronze with best display to date

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:08 PM 3,409 Views 0 Comments

Fitzgerald fired an excellent effort of 7.35m in her final throw to clinch third place.

Irish Para high jumper Jordan Lee on clearing the obstacles of the past year
# High Hopes
From The42
# High Hopes

Irish Para high jumper Jordan Lee on clearing the obstacles of the past year

May 28th 2021, 11:56 AM 1,623 Views 1 Comment

The Kerry native competes in the World Para Athletics European Championships next week.

'People probably look at it that it's about participation more than elite sport, but it's definitely not the case'
# Paralympic Flame
From The42
# Paralympic Flame

'People probably look at it that it's about participation more than elite sport, but it's definitely not the case'

Apr 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,022 Views 0 Comments

Kildare wheelchair racer Patrick Monahan on the Paralympics, his experience through the pandemic, and starting his impossible.

'It made me realise that for all those things I couldn't do, there was a lot that I could do'
# No Limits
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# No Limits

'It made me realise that for all those things I couldn't do, there was a lot that I could do'

Mar 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 6,225 Views 2 Comments

Colin Judge is on the cusp of qualifying for the Paralympic Games, having overcome many setbacks and much adversity along the way.

'We all dream of medals' - from Mizen to Malin charity cycle to the verge of Tokyo qualification
# The Next Level
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# The Next Level

'We all dream of medals' - from Mizen to Malin charity cycle to the verge of Tokyo qualification

Mar 23rd 2021, 3:00 PM 3,197 Views 0 Comments

Irish Paralympic hopeful Martin Gordon has come a long way over the past few years – and is determined to reach the pinnacle.

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo
# Turner's Cross
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# Turner's Cross

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 14,274 Views 4 Comments

18-year-old Nicole Turner is targeting the podium at this summer’s Paralympic Games.

'People assume females are the ones with body image problems. Guys go through the same thing'
# Good Talks
From The42
# Good Talks

'People assume females are the ones with body image problems. Guys go through the same thing'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 8:05 PM 27,505 Views 1 Comment

Ellen Keane featured in an interesting discussion about the issue last month.

# paralympics - All time

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
# Essential Viewing
From The42
# Essential Viewing

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 8,639 Views 1 Comment

The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.

'It has brought us closer even though we know each other so well' - The top Ireland duo isolating together
# Room For Two
From The42
# Room For Two

'It has brought us closer even though we know each other so well' - The top Ireland duo isolating together

Apr 29th 2020, 9:37 AM 7,310 Views 0 Comments

ParaCycling greats Eve McCrystal and Katie-George Dunlevy are enjoying living and training together.

'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'
# Something In The Water
From The42
# Something In The Water

'My family did a drive-by and my Dad rolled down the window to blare out Happy Birthday'

Apr 16th 2020, 6:28 PM 9,604 Views 0 Comments

Ellen Keane is adjusting to life without the Paralympics to look forward to in 2020.

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'
# Best Laid Plans
From The42
# 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'

Apr 7th 2020, 10:19 PM 4,655 Views 0 Comments

Irish Para swimmer Nicole Turner on life in lockdown, plans after deferring her Leaving Cert and fundraising for an important cause.

'I didn't want people to see me this way. I wanted them to remember the person before'
# Lifechanging
From The42
# Lifechanging

'I didn't want people to see me this way. I wanted them to remember the person before'

Mar 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 36,759 Views 7 Comments

Irish wheelchair racer, Paralympian and 2020 hopeful Patrick Monahan shares his story.

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