Strong opening day on Rio water for Tesch, Fitzgibbon and Harris
NSWIS sailors Liesl Tesch, Dan Fitzgibbon and Jon Harris are leading their respective sailing classes after two races each on the opening day of the Rio Paralympics sailing regatta at the Marina da Gloria.
Stibners and Rollers move through to quarters
With NSWIS wheelchair basketball veteran Brett Stibners again contributing to the win, the Australian Rollers have defeated Japan 68-55 to finish the group phase with a 4-1 record to qualify for the quarter finals at the Rio Paralympics.
Dawes leads three NSWIS wheelchair racers through to 1500m finals
The NSWIS had three women representing Australia in the 1500m T54 wheelchair heats – Angie Ballard, Madison de Rozario and Christie Dawes – and all-time great– Kurt Fearnley in the men’s 1500m heats.
Changes to Diamonds squad as four NSWIS players picked
Australian Diamonds Head Coach Lisa Alexander and National Selectors Anne Sargeant and Michelle Wilkins have named 12 players for the upcoming netball Constellation Cup, with only two changes from the Quad Series winning team.
Kellerman progresses, Weekes out and Rollers rolled
NSWIS athlete Adam Kellerman has won his way into the third round of the wheelchair tennis competition at the Rio Paralympics with a comfortable straight sets victory over Japan’s Satoshi Saida.