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).
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.
World Para Athletics Championships Dubai 2019 The World Para Athletics Championships get underway in Dubai this afternoon (AEDT). The competition is on from 7-15 November. More than 60 nations are due to compete over the eight days of competition. Statistics and Superlatives Australian team World Para Athletics Championships The Australian team in Dubai for...
The nine-time Paralympic gold medallist, who becomes the 41st Legend of Australian sport, has been a trailblazer throughout her career and was the first Paralympian to be inducted as a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2007.
‘Advance Australia Fair’ sounded throughout the medal plaza for the first time at the Dubai World Para-Athletics Championships, when Jaryd Clifford received his 1500m gold medal on Friday night. And the very next ceremony had Clifford’s training partner and Australian teammate Michael Roeger collect his silver medal for the same distance in his arm amputee class.
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...
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.
The Athletics Australia Chief Executive Officer, Phil Jones, has made the following comments as he broadly welcomed the announcement made yesterday that the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) remains committed to Australia’s Winning Edge (AWE) strategy. “There are many strong elements to AWE, with perhaps the key being that, within broad...
Paris, France; 17 July 2023 -   A trio of Australian stars saved their best for last on the final day of the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships, as debutants Reece Langdon and Angus Hincksman raced to the Paris podium, followed by a shiny silver for Tokyo Paralympian Rhiannon Clarke to lift the nation to 14 medals. 
Paris, France; July 10, 2023 - Day Two of the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships witnessed Jaryd Clifford (VIC) find the silver lining in being unable to defend his 2019 world title, proving that character matters when adding to Australia’s medal tally with an inspirational run.