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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# paralympics

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Tokyo in sight for Timothy after watching Rio Games from hospital
‘I didn’t just want to cycle around the place, I wanted to race.’
'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'
Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.
'When I was developing the umbilical chord wrapped around my elbow, stopping the blood flow and growth'
Kerry native Jordan Lee is working towards qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
'I do what I have to do' - The ex-footballer who recovered from a leg amputation to run for Ireland
Alex Lee lost his leg in a freak tackle three years ago. He talks to The42 about battling back to represent Ireland at elite level.
Extinction Rebellion: Former Irish Paralympian denies charge of gluing himself to plane at London City Airport
James Brown entered a not guilty plea at Westminster Magistrates’ Court
'All of a sudden you notice you can't see the puck-out' - Tipperary's Peter Ryan on his road to the Paralympics
The former Tipp minor hurler on losing 90% of his vision at 19, his battle with alcohol and becoming a Paralympian.
Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'
‘One day I realised I didn’t want to hide my arm anymore. I didn’t want to be ashamed of my body. I wanted to embrace it,’ writes Paralympian Ellen Keane.
'I said, 'No way, I'll be 42 years of age' and here I am, going to Tokyo - I can't wait'
Still without a National Indoor Velodrome on these shores, Eve McCrystal continues to break boundaries alongside Katie-George Dunlevy.
'All I want to do is run': Injured McKillop remains an inspiration for Irish sport to draw on
Injury will keep McKillop out of European Championship action next week, but his influence will be a lasting one.
'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing'
Ahead of next week’s European Championships, Jason Smyth discusses the pros and cons of being the fastest Paralympian on the planet.
'I wasn't expecting it!' - PB at Europeans and Leaving Cert results on the same day
It was a busy morning for Cork’s Sean O’Riordan.
'When I was a kid, I never really noticed that I was different'
Growing up with a disability, Ellen Keane felt insecure. Going to college she overcame that insecurity and is now reaching her full potential in the pool.
From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.
Sports Person of the Year 2016: Why Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal deserve their nomination
Three years after two strangers took a leap of faith together, they made Irish Paralympic history in September.
'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'
Two of Ireland’s Paralympic athletes on not letting a disability define them and how they got tough in the face of adversity.
'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'
It’s onwards and upwards after Rio, but I’m going to enjoy myself first before resuming heavy training, writes medallist Ellen Keane.
'I don't want to be just known as the athlete who runs around every four years and wins gold medals'
Michael McKillop may have returned from Rio with another gold medal but it has been a difficult couple of months for the athlete.
Letter from Rio: Adeus to a memorable Games which will live long for all the right reasons
The curtain was drawn on an unforgettable summer of sport in Rio last night.
'If I came to these Games and left without a medal I don't know what would have happened'
21-year-old Ellen Keane came of age in Rio, but a Paralympic bronze is only the start.
'I was thinking I have to do this for him because he's not here'
Noelle Lenihan paid tribute to her father after winning Paralympic bronze.
16-year-old Noelle Lenihan battles through injury to win Paralympic bronze
Another stellar day for Ireland in Rio as two medals are added to the total.
Paralympic cyclist dies after suffering head injuries during today's Road Race
Bahman Golbarnezhad was competing in his second Games.
We've hit 10! Dynamic duo Dunlevy and McCrystal win silver in Paralympic Road Race
Ireland have now won five cycling medals in Rio.
This Irish Paralympian's dad was the proudest man in Rio yesterday
Olé olé olé olé.
Broken your prosthetic leg? Go to the Paralympic 'hospital'
The firm running the ‘clinic’ shipped 300 plastic feet and tonnes of other hardware to Rio.
'Exhausted' Keane finishes with another final as Nicole Turner pulls out on medical advice
The 21-year-old was happy to finish strongly.
Rebels Abú! Cork room-mates share Paralympic glory on memorable Rio night
Niamh McCarthy used Orla Barry’s silver-medal winning performance earlier in the day to spur her on to emulate the feat.
'I really felt I had a medal there': Mechanical failure costs Eoghan Clifford dearly
It wasn’t to be for the 36-year-old today.
Alex Brooker's speech on 'The Last Leg' is 3 minutes of must-see TV
Brooker paid tribute to former F1 driver Alex Zanardi, who won Paralympic silver on the anniversary of the horrific accident that saw him lose both legs.
Niamh McCarthy wins Ireland's second Paralympic medal of the day
She follows Orla Barry in claiming silver at the Olympic Stadium.
Ellen Keane runs out of steam as four races in 24 hours takes its toll
Nicole Turner was also in action this evening.
'If what I am is sixth in the world, then how bad is that?': O'Leary proud of Rio journey
The Corkman made Paralympic history this week.
Medal alert! Cork's Orla Barry goes one better than London to take home Paralympic silver
A brilliant performance from the 26-year-old.
'I rang my wife saying I don't want any more of this but there's no way I wasn't going to do it'
Eoghan Clifford had been in pain days before his surge to Paralympic glory but he wasn’t going to let anything get in his way.
A day to remember as Ireland shine in the Rio sun to deliver four glorious medals
Two gold, one silver and one bronze made Wednesday an unforgettable day at the Paralympic Games.
Ellen Keane produces the performance of her life to win bronze in the pool
The 21-year-old claims Ireland’s fourth medal of the day.
Gold rush for Ireland as Dunlevy and McCrystal complete memorable afternoon in Rio
What a day for Irish cycling.
Gold! Sensational Eoghan Clifford battles knee injury to win second Paralympic medal
The three-time World champion adds the Paralympic crown to his collection.
Cork's Pat O'Leary makes Paralympic history on the Rio water
The 43-year-old qualified for tomorrow’s KL3 canoe final.
'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.