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# paralympics

Last year
'Bullsh**' - Decision to allow Russian athletes at Paralympics draws backlash
Germany’s top Paralympic official said late on Wednesday that the decision lacked courage.
All time
Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop retires at 31
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''
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
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
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
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 races in the T38 1500m final tomorrow in Tokyo.
Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage
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
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'
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
The Irish tandem pair put in a stunning display beneath Mount Fuji.
Paralympic Breakfast: hand-cyclist Gary O'Reilly clinches bronze for Team Ireland
The Portlaoise man came home third at the Fuji International Speedway.
'The best day of my life' - Nicole Turner jubilant after Paralympics success
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
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
The Limerick teenager is having a memorable week in Tokyo.
Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
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
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
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
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
“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
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
4,521 athletes from 168 countries will compete across 22 sports over the next two weeks.
Tokyo Paralympics: 5 Irish athletes to watch
A handy guide to a selection of Team Ireland’s star athletes.
Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening
Organisers urged participants to follow virus rules with increased vigilance.
First virus case reported in Paralympic Village
The case involves a Games-related member of staff who is not resident in Japan.
Afghan turmoil leaves Paralympic athletes unable to compete
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
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'
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
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
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'
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'
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
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
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'
Ellen Keane featured in an interesting discussion about the issue last month.
The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
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
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'
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'
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'
Irish wheelchair racer, Paralympian and 2020 hopeful Patrick Monahan shares his story.