Paralympics photos, videos and news…

Welcome to our Paralympics page

Tishy Thomas, our volunteer web reporter, was busy collating all the best videos, articles and photos about the Paralympics in Tokyo.

(We are always looking for remote volunteers like Tishy, see our volunteering page for details)

We updated this page throughout the games.

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Day 12 & 13

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Best of the Paralympics on day 12 from Channel 4 Sport on YouTube:

And BBC Sport also covered the great news that “Hannah Cockroft and Aled Sion Davies retained their Paralympic titles as Great Britain enjoyed a successful final day in the track and field events at the Tokyo Paralympics”

The Independent said “Biggest sports gamble in history pays off as Great Britain inspires another generation in Japan

And The Guardian featured the closing ceremony with photos and a full round-up of the festivities at the end of the games.

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Day 11

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Watch the video from Channel 4 Sport:

“A look back at the best of Day 11 from Tokyo 2020 as super Saturday struck again! Great Britain dominated the canoeing, ParaGB Co-captains, Hannah Cockroft and Aled Sion Davies retained their Paralympic titles, Dan Bethell became Britain’s first medalist in badminton on its Games debut, Kadeena Cox narrowly missed out on the medals and Gordon Reid beat team-mate Alfie Hewett to bronze in an emotionally draining encounter.”

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Day 9

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The Independent has updated their Paralympics page for day 9 with a story about “Dame Sarah Storey (who) made history on day nine of the Paralympics by winning a 17th Paralympic gold medal to become the country’s outright most successful para athlete of all time.

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Day 8

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From Channel 4 Sport at YouTube: “Day eight and a hard fought morning for our ParalympicsGB stars in Tokyo alongside some unmissable action from the rest of the world.”

The Independent has updated their page for day 9 with a story about “Dame Sarah Storey (who) made history on day nine of the Paralympics by winning a 17th Paralympic gold medal to become the country’s outright most successful para athlete of all time.

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Friday 27th August

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Lee Pearson has won gold again in the dressage individual test (Grade II). Fellow ParalympicsGB star Georgia Wilson claimed gold in the same event. Watch this video from Channel 4 Sport:

Swimming gold medals for GB reported at The Independent

The BBC has a handy live medals table.

The International Paralympic Committee’s online video channel at YouTube has lots of great videos including ones made by Paralympians.

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Thursday 26th August

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The best photos from day two of the Paralympics at The Guardian.

The Independent posted the Paralympics table tennis schedule: Day-to-day matches, events and dates

Watch the best of day two courtesy of Channel 4 TV

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Wednesday 25th August

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Swimming, cycling, wheelchair rugby and more…

Catch-up on today’s Paralympics events at The Guardian: Paralympics day one: swimming, cycling, wheelchair rugby and more

To keep you well informed, Tishy found this excellent history of the Paralympics at Insidethegames.biz

And it’s worth keeping an eye on The Telegraph who featured their 10 athletes to watch.

And we just spotted this excellent video on YouTube from the France 24 English channel, featuring the wheelchair dancer, Kenta Kambara, who performed in the opening ceremony.

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Tuesday 24th August

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Live text updates of the opening ceremony at the Guardian’s live blog.

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Sky Sports reports: ParalympicsGB ready to chase target of 100-140 medals

Ellie Simmonds will be one of the flag bearers for ParalympicsGB at the opening ceremony.

 

The TV coverage of the Paralympics starts at 11.30am this morning 24th August on Channel 4 and online.

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Monday 23rd August 

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The Guardian predicts some potential medal winners for Team GB:

Medal chances abound in various disciplines, including judo, table tennis, shot put, badminton and canoeing

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BBC News are running a feature story today saying ” British Paralympic star Jonnie Peacock says he is not thinking about winning a third sprint title at the Tokyo Games.”

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Sky News have an interesting article today that is worth a look…

Paralympics GB athletes prepare for start of Tokyo Games – but they say it has been ‘strange’

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Read this excellent article by Paralympian,

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Olympics.com has this handy schedule showing every sport and every day during the Paralympics.

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#WeThe15 – Watch the International Paralympic Committee’s videos with over 125 landmarks around the world turning purple.

They say on their YouTube video page “On 19 August, more than 125 iconic landmarks, spanning 30 countries and multiple time-zones turned purple, the international colour for disability to celebrate the launch of #WeThe15. The International Paralympic Committee’s vision is to make for an inclusive world through Para sport. Our mission is to lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence.”

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