London 2012 – Rowing

London 2012 – Rowing

About the sport Rowing is one of the world’s oldest competitive sports, and requires balance as well as physical strength and cardiovascular endurance. Download our Rowing fact sheet for more details. Rowing at the London Paralympics This is only the second time that rowing has been included at th...
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London 2012  – Wheelchair Basketball

London 2012 – Wheelchair Basketball

About the sport The rules of wheelchair basketball are quite similar to basketball. The court is the same size, the basket is the same height, and the scoring system is identical. Players move the ball around the court by passing or dribbling, and are required to throw or bounce the ball after every two...
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London 2012 – Wheelchair Rugby

London 2012 – Wheelchair Rugby

About the sport Wheelchair rugby is an intense, physical team sport for athletes with quadriplegia. The aim of the game is to take the ball over the opponent’s goal line – for this to count, two wheels of the chair must cross the line and the athlete must be in control of the ball.… Read more
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London 2012 – Shooting

London 2012 – Shooting

About the sport Shooting combines skill, technique, balance and accuracy. Download our Shooting fact sheet for more details. Shooting at the London Paralympics A total of 140 athletes will compete across 12 events at the London Paralympics. Competition will run from Thursday 30 August – Thursday 6...
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London 2012  – Swimming

London 2012 – Swimming

About the sport Swimmers with a disability still compete in the same four strokes however, if they are unable to dive from the starting blocks due to their disability, aided starts are allowed such as from standing beside the podium, from a sitting position or from in the water.… Read more
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