Paris, France; July 11, 2023 - Day Three of the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships belonged to James Turner (ACT) who burned his way to global gold number eight, while Australia’s debutants stamped their presence in Paris.
Sixty-two able-bodied and forty para-athletes have today been extended the offer of National Athlete Support Structure (NASS) membership by Athletics Australia. Capturing Rio 2016 Olympic Games medallists Jared Tallent (Vic) and Dane Bird-Smith (Qld) and Paralympic champions Scott Reardon (ACT), Brayden Davidson (SA) and James Turner (NSW), the NASS is...
Thanks to Athletics Australia Forty-five of Australia’s best para-athletes are set to realise their Paralympic dream as they prepare for competition in Rio over the next eleven days. Twenty athletes will making their Paralympic debut, with at least one representative from across seven states and territories. Entering his fifth and final Paralympic...
The world of wheelchair racing will make its annual pilgrimage to compete in Nottwil (SUI) this weekend, with an Australian squad that includes marathon star Kurt Fearnley (NSW) and Doha 2015 gold medallists Angela Ballard (NSW) and Madison de Rozario (WA) set to join them. Battling it out at what...
With just 121 days until the Tokyo Paralympic Games begin, Michael Roeger (ACT) and Jaryd Clifford (VIC) have broken the world records in their respective classes at Athletics Australia’s Tokyo Qualifying Marathon in Sydney this morning. Proving unstoppable, Roeger recorded his fourth consecutive marathon world record when he crossed the line at 2:18.52 to slash 40 seconds off his personal best. The record came as no surprise for the 32-year-old, who made his intentions clear this morning as he set off for his final marathon attempt before the Tokyo Games this August.
Reigning gold medallist Scott Reardon (hamstring), podium-finisher at the last world titles Torita Blake (lower back), and discus thrower Daniel Kirk (personal reasons) have been forced to withdraw from the 9th World Para-Athletics Championships about to get underway in Dubai (November 7-15).
France; July 9, 2023 -Reigning world champion Corey Anderson and Paralympic bronze medalist Maria Strong will kick off Australia’s campaign at the World Para Athletics Championships beginning at Charlety Stadium in Paris today, while five-time Paralympic champion Evan O’Hanlon looks to ink another chapter in his decorated career.
Athletics Australia is excited to share the announcement of the Seven Network’s coverage plan for the upcoming 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. For the first time, Australian audiences will have the chance to cheer on the Australian team of 35 athletes live and exclusively on 7PLUS, as well as watch the daily highlights on 7TWO from the World Para Athletics Championships, held in Dubai from November 7-15.
Melbourne, Australia; June 2, 2023 -  The return of the World Para Athletics Championships is set to welcome 39 of Australia’s premier track and field contenders back to the world stage in 2023, with Paris to set the backdrop for history from July 8-17.
More than 70 of the world’s finest para-athletics marathon racers will be in action at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24 April as the IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup returns to the streets of the British capital. Four reigning marathon world champions plus five previous World Cup...