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The Paralympian Issue No. 2 | 2014

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2010 World Championships 260 kg WORLD SPORT ROUNDUP 29 THE PARALYMPIAN 02|2014 28 WORLD SPORT ROUNDUP THE PARALYMPIAN 02|2014 The IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup returned to London for its second year, as the USA's Tatyana McFadden defended her Virgin Money London Marathon title in a course-record time and Switzer- land's world marathon champion Marcel Hug sealed his fi rst career victory in the men's wheelchair race. Spain's Maria Parades Rodriguez (above left) set a new T12 mara- thon course record to clinch the women's visually impaired race, while Morocco's triple world champion El Amin Chentouf (above right) won the men's visually impaired race for the second straight time. The men's T51/52 wheelchair race, won by Spain's Santiago Sanz, was a new addition to the World Cup event, while Brazil's Paralym- pic champion Tito Sena won the men's T44-46 race and Richard Whitehead was the sole competitor in the T42 class. Great Britain and Australia asserted their track dominance by fi nishing one-two in the medal count at April's UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Twenty-three world records were set as Great Britain topped the medals table with seven golds and Australia left with the most overall medals, having made the podium 17 diff erent times at the Championships. Eight riders won two gold medals each at the Championships: Neil Fachie (Great Britain), Rodrigo Lopez (Argentina), Alexey Obydennov (Russia), Alyda Norbruis (Netherlands), Jayme Richardson (Australia), Sarah Storey (Great Britain), Sophie Thornhill (Great Britain) and Jamie Whitmore (USA). The fi rst-ever South American Para-Games were held in Santiago, Chile, in March, as 583 athletes from eight countries competed across seven sports for fi ve days. The host nation had the largest delegation of athletes (103) and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet attended the Opening Ceremony, but it was Argentina who led the medal count with 49 golds and 112 total medals. Brazil fi nished second with 47 golds and Venezuela came third with 34 golds. The highlight for Argentina was defeating arch rivals Brazil in the gold-medal men's wheelchair basketball game, while Paralympic champion runner Cristian Valenzuela starred for the host nation with titles in the 1,500m and 5,000m T11 races. Thirteen of the 18 events at April's IPC Powerlifting World Championships were won with world-record lifts in Dubai, UAE, where more than 330 athletes from 60 countries took to the bench. Nigeria, Egypt and China fi nished as the top three in the medal standings, with 19 diff erent countries making the podium. Iran's Siamand Rahman proved he is the world's strongest Paralym- pian, breaking the world record three times en route to gold in the men's +107kg category with a top lift of 285.5kg. Nigeria's Precious Orji (above) claimed the title of the strongest woman, also breaking the world record in the +86kg category three times with a fi nal gold-medal winning lift of 151kg. Spain's Maria Parades Rodriguez (a thon course record to clinch the wom Morocco's triple world champion El A the men's visually impaired race for The men's T51/52 wheelchair race, was a new addition to the World Cu pic champion Tito Sena won the m Whitehead was the sole competitor e podium 17 diff erent times at the dals each at the Championships: odrigo Lopez (Argentina), Alexey Norbruis (Netherlands), Jayme h Storey (Great Britain), Sophie mie Whitmore (USA). but it was Argentina who led the medal count with 49 golds and 112 total medals. Brazil fi nished second with 47 golds and Venezuela came third with 34 golds. The highlight for Argentina was defeating arch rivals Brazil in the gold-medal men's wheelchair basketball game, while Paralympic champion runner Cristian Valenzuela starred for the host nation with titles in the 1,500m and 5,000m T11 races. 2014 World Championships 285.5 kg London 2012 Paralympics 280 kg Siamand Rahman Title: World's strongest man Country: Iran Age: 23 Weight: 156kg Michael Gallagher (Australia) – 54.53km/hour,men's 4 km individual pursuit C4 Sarah Storey (Great Britain) – 50.93 km/hour, women's 3km individual pursuit C4 QUICK HITS #BostonStrong South Africa's Ernst van Dyk won his 10th Boston Marathon in April, while the USA's Tatyana McFadden won her second. Americas Cup Starting in August, IPC Athletics and the Brazilian Paralympic Committee have agreed to host an IPC Athletics Marathon Americas Cup with a marathon in Sao Paulo and a half- marathon in Rio. Grand Prix Want to follow the 2014 IPC Athletics Grand Prix series? IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships South American Para-Games IPC Powerlifting World Championships C 80 30 40 50 70 60 35 75 45 65 55 HOW FAST DID THEY GO? 40 50 35 45 0 50.93 km/ individual 5 5 km/h km km/h /h S 5 i M 54 in web web >> www.ipc-athletics.org

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