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Second straight rowing silver for Horrie

Posted on September 12, 2016 by

NSWIS rower Erik Horrie is “over the moon” to have secured a second straight silver medal, in the AS men’s single sculls at the Rio Paralympics rowing regatta.

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Elliott wins first NSWIS gold of Rio Paralympics

Posted on September 12, 2016 by

Golden girl Maddison Elliott has won the first gold medal of the Rio Paralympics for NSWIS athletes with a stunning day 4 victory over teammate Lakeisha Patterson in the women’s S8 100m freestyle final.

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Mixed results for NSWIS athletes on day 3

Posted on September 11, 2016 by

A host of NSWIS athletes were in action on day 3 of the Rio Paralympics in a range of sports – and with varying results.

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NSWIS goalball trio help Australia stay in Rio hunt

Posted on September 11, 2016 by

NSWIS trio Jenni Blow, Michele Rzepecki and Tyan Taylor (pictured) have helped Australia remain in the hunt to progress through the pool rounds of the goalball competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, despite conceding a goal in the final minute against the Ukraine to draw 2-all on day 3.

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Stibners stars as Rollers revenge London loss

Posted on September 11, 2016 by

With the NSWIS’s Brett Stibners playing a starring roll, Australia has taken revenge over Canada for defeat in the London 2012 Paralympic final, by posting a commanding 78-53 victory in their Rio 2016 day 3 wheelchair basketball clash.

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Thomas Kane onto dais again in Rio

Posted on September 11, 2016 by

Budding NSWIS swim star Tiffany Thomas Kane has continued her meteoric rise through the Paralympic swimming ranks by winning her second bronze medal in as many nights in Rio.

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Walsh finishes just outside medals, Fearnley through to final

Posted on September 10, 2016 by

Rising NSWIS athlete Sarah Walsh has finished sixth in the final of the women’s long jump, T44 on her Paralympic debut.

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Horrie blasts into final, more NSWIS rowers hit water

Posted on September 10, 2016 by

Triple world champion Erik Horrie produced a flawless first hit out at Lagoa Stadium to progress straight to the A-Final of the AS men’s single sculls, on the opening day of the Rio Paralympics rowing regatta.

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Silver lining for Cole in Rio pool

Posted on September 10, 2016 by

NSWIS swimmer Ellie Cole has come agonisingly close to a gold medal in the women’s S9 400m freestyle at the Rio Paralympics, going down to Spain’s Nuria Marques Soto by just 0.02 seconds.

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Weekes, Stibners win on Rio courts

Posted on September 10, 2016 by

NSWIS wheelchair tennis player Ben Weekes has cruised through to the second round of the men’s singles competition with a straight sets win over Spaniard Francesc Tur.

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