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Rio Paralympics end with music and relief

Rio said farewell to the 2016 Paralympics Sunday in a closing ceremony showcasing Brazil's passion for music and celebrating what many consider to have been a surprisingly successful Games.

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Ridzuan, Ziyad win gold in Rio Paralympics

PETALING JAYA: Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Puzi and Ziyad Zolkefli made it a glorious golden day for Malaysia at the Rio Paralympics with their record breaking exploits.

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The medals will stop coming for Malaysia at Rio Paralympics

PETALING JAYA: Cyclist Mohd Khairul Hazwan Wahab and his tandem pilot Muhd Rauf Misbah finished a respectable 14th in the B (blind) road race as the penultimate day of the Rio Paralympics was marred by the death of an Iranian cyclist.

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Hawking, Pistorius open London's Paralympics

LONDON (Reuters) - Wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking and South Africa's 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius were among the luminaries on hand for the opening on Wednesday night of the biggest Paralympics in the 11-day competition's history.

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Khairy challenges athletes to win Malaysia's first gold at Rio Paralympics

KUALA LUMPUR: Go get Malaysia’s first gold medal in the next Paralympics! That’s the challenge Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has thrown to the para athletes for the 15th edition of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro from Sept 8-17.


Ziyad going for gold in Rio Paralympics

PETALING JAYA: Muhd Ziyad Zolkefli is aiming to make the longest throw of his life at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics from Sept 7-18.

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Malaysia turn sights on Asian Youth Paralympics

KUALA LUMPUR: After completing their best-ever performance in the just-concluded 5th Asean Paralympics Games, Malaysia are setting their sights on another golden harvest at next month#8217;s Asian Youth Paralympics Games in Tokyo.

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Paralympics: Skiing champion Schaffelhuber wants more snow at Winter Games

PARIS (Reuters) - The lack of enough snow at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Paralympics means that it is imperative for the 2026 Games to be hosted in a traditional winter sports city, German para-alpine skiing champion Anna Schaffelhuber said.

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North, South Korea won't march together at Paralympics amid flag row

SEOUL (Reuters) - South and North Korea will not march together at the opening ceremony of the Winter Paralympics, as they did at the Olympics last month, because they cannot agree on a united flag that erases islands disputed with Japan, officials said.

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Paralympics - North Korea invited to participate in Pyeongchang

LONDON (Reuters) - Two North Korean Nordic skiers have been invited to take part in next month's Pyeongchang Paralympics, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday.