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  1. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Records tumble on first day of the Games

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 02:09pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... by storming to her eighth Paralympic gold. Storey took the women’s C5 individual 3km pursuit after a lightning-quick qualifying time that would have won her a non-disabled title. The 34-year-old ... to 2 minutes 10.01 seconds. Zheng Tao, meanwhile, finally beat the record set by Russia’s Igor Plotnikov way back in 2004 in the men’s S6 100m backstroke, while compatriot Lu Dong took the women ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - PARALYMPICS

    Yu nabs Hong Kong's second gold

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... collected her sixth Paralympic gold medal with an emphatic win over mainlander Wu Baili in the women's individual foil (category A) final in London. The golden girl was at one stage losing 12-9, but held her nerve and rallied back to win the final 15-13, contributing the second gold medal for the Hong Kong delegation. Hong Kong won their first gold in the women's table tennis ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Discus thrower stripped of gold for second time

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 03:32pm by Reuters in London

    ... use a points scoring system where final positions are determined by points rather than distance,” Paralympic organisers said in a statement on Sunday. “In the women’s combined-class discus ... although the final medal placing was not impacted.” In total, seven out of the 10 positions had to be changed. Pomazan put the fiasco behind her to win gold in the women’s shot put on Sunday. ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius dethroned, Brazil triumphs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 09:13am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... bronze. Compatriot Yohansson Nascimento then triumped in the men’s T46 equivalent over the same distance in a new world record. In athletics, China’s Zhou Guohua won the women’s T12 100m ... with a world record in the S13 100m freestyle, while Mallory Weggemann of the United States won the women’s S8 50m freestyle. She complained earlier that she had “lost faith” in the classification ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    ‘Inspirational’ Paralympics to open in London

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 06:48pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... action begins on Thursday, with shooting set to provide the first gold of the Games in the women’s 10m standing air rifle. Medals are also up for grabs in the velodrome with the finals of the men and women’s individual pursuit, in four weight categories in judo at the ExCel Arena and at the Aquatics Centre, where 15 swimming finals are to be held. The showpiece athletics programme gets under ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Storey claims her eighth gold but China in control in medals table

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Storey claims her eighth gold, but China in control China ended the first day of the London Paralympics on top of the medal table but it was British cyclist Sarah Storey who stole the show by storming to her eighth Paralympic gold. Storey took the women's C5 individual 3km pursuit after a lightning-quick qualifying time that would have won her ...

  7. Sport - China - PARALYMPICS

    China beat Britain in final Velodrome race

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 10:05am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... it to have gone the other way, when it’s that tight, but it’s exciting like that.” Earlier in the 3,000m women’s individual B pursuit, Philippa Gray and her pilot Laura Thompson of New Zealand, who ...

  8. Sport - China - PARALYMPICS

    Huang tops golden day for China at rowing

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 09:23am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... In the women’s equivalent (ASW1x), two-time world champion Alla Lysenko of Ukraine took gold in 5mins 35.29secs ahead of 2010 world champion Nathalie Benoit of France and Liudmila Vauchok of Belarus. ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Peacock sprints to glory

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Britain’s Sarah Storey clinched her fourth gold of the Games and the 11th in her career by winning the women’s individual C4/5 road race over 64km at the Brands Hatch motor racing circuit ... by the United States and dashed their dreams of a third straight Paralympic wheelchair basketball title, as they progressed to Friday’s women’s final. ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Polio runner Mudassar Baig poised to inspire Pakistanis at London Paralympics

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a promise to myself that one day I will run and win, and that day will come during the London Paralympics," he said. Ali heads the Pakistani contingent. Aneela Beg will compete in women ...




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