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Athletics: Fastest Paralympian confused by London snub

The fastest Paralympian in history, Jason Smyth of Ireland, said in an interview published on Wednesday that he is frustrated at being omitted from London's Anniversary Games given that the legacy of the Paralympics was to promote disabled sport. The sprinter, who has the genetic eye condition Stargardt's disease that gives him only 10 percent vision, defended his 100m and 200m T13 titles from Beijing in style at the London Paralympics last September.

Davao disabled athletes harvest 17 golds in national event

The city's persons with disability (PWD) athletes harvested a total of 17 gold medals, seven silvers and three bronzes in the National PWDs championships held recently at the Laguna Sports Complex in Sta.

Athletics:Paralympics to thrive despite Pistorius case - IPC

The outcome of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will not affect the future of the Paralympic movement, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Philip Craven insisted Tuesday. Pistorius is arguably the world's most famous Paralympic competitor and the 'Blade Runner' was also the first double amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes in the Olympics. But his career has been put on hold after he was charged with the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and concerns have been expressed as to what this means for the Paralympic movement as a whole.

INTERVIEW-Paralympics-Movement will grow despite Pistorius shock

By Toby Davis LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The Paralympic movement will continue to thrive and grow despite Oscar Pistorius being charged with murdering his girlfriend, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Philip Craven told Reuters on Tuesday. "Blade Runner" Pistorius, born without a fibula in both legs yet still one of the most high-profile athletes in either able-bodied and Paralympic sport, is accused of murdering Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home early last Thursday.

"Gold" shines on Paralympic trio despite Pistorius affair

The inspirational story of how three athletes turned their individual disabilities into Paralympic gold won over the audience at the world premiere of "Gold - You Can Do More Than You Think" on Friday. But despite the stirring narrative, it was impossible to escape the shadow cast by probably the world's best known Paralympian, the South African Oscar Pistorius, accused of the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend. One of the stars of "Gold" admitted he had been shocked by the Pretoria tragedy.
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