Sam Ruddock, Richard Whitehead and Charlotte Henshaw

Paralympic year update July 2016

A while ago, we gave you a bit of an update on the Paralympic year so far as we kick-started the competitive season where meeting qualification times for the Paralympic Games was the main objective for all competing.

With both the IPC European Swimming Championships and the IPC Athletics European Championships under the belt, our swimmers are well underway in the next training block and our track and field athletes are getting ready to hit training hard once again, preparing for the ultimate goal as it now comes into view.

Paralympics GB announce first wave of track and field athletes to join the team

Earlier this month, the British Paralympic Association announced the first wave of track and field athletes selected for the Paralympic Games 2016 including oneathlete supported Paralympic Champion Richard Whitehead (T42 100m and 200m). Another announcement will take place later in July to confirm the remaining places on the team for track and field.

Check out the full list of those named so far

Paralympic year update vlog

Tim Stevenson shares in our first vlog about what we’ve achieved so far, where we are now and what lies ahead. Sam Ruddock features with some words from Grosetto while he was out there as Team Captain for the British Athletics team at the IPC Athletics European Championships.

Over the coming months, including holding camp and finally during the games itself, we’ll be sharing some vlogs from the team here on our blog as well as on our youtube channel. You can subscribe to our youtube channel and follow our Paralympic Year 2016 playlist where we’ll load all the vlogs for you.

Such an exciting year and now the Paralympic Games are on the horizon; we just can’t wait to see hard work, commitment, determination and persistence pay off for all our athletes as they’ve put everything in preparation over the years in the build up to this season.

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