What is it about handcycling that I love so much?

Jan 3, 2022 7:30:00 AM

Mischa Hielkema is a Wellspect ambassador for Benelux. As a twotime Dutch handcycle champion, he reaps the mental and physical benefits of training and wants to share his passion, joy and motivation for getting involved in sport.

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Topics: Sports and leisure, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Well-being, IWBF, Paralympics, #RoadToParis, parasports

Access and opportunity in disability sport

Dec 20, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The path to competitive para sport starts, for most athletes, with getting involved in sport at a grassroots level. While interest in disability sport is increasing, more can be done to improve access to clubs and facilities. Continuing coverage from our recent disability sport roundtable, our panellists discuss how to improve access and opportunity in disability sport.  

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Topics: IWBF, Sports, parasports

What wheelchair basketball has done for me

Dec 6, 2021 7:42:00 AM

Fabio Raimondi is a wheelchair basketball legend, and at 49, he's still making a real difference on the court and as a Wellspect ambassador. He's represented Italy at the Athens 2004 and London 2012 Paralympics, has won five league titles and two European championships with the national team whom he captained for 10 years. He holds the record for most appearances in a blue shirt!


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Topics: IWBF, Sports, #wheelchairbasketball, #RoadToParis, parasports

What does it take to compete in international parasport?

Nov 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Following on from the first part of our disability sport roundtable discussion, our panellists discuss the path to representing their county, the memories and emotions of that first event and their tips for any budding Paralympians. If you haven't read the first part of the discussion, find it here.  

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Topics: IWBF, Sports, parasports

The players, teams and events to look out for in wheelchair basketball

Nov 15, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Since Tokyo 2020, wheelchair basketball is enjoying growing popularity. With the European Championships, World Championships and Paris 2024 all on the horizon, we take a look at the upcoming competitions, teams and the players to watch out for in the year ahead.

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Topics: IWBF, Paralympics, #wheelchairbasketball, #RoadToParis, parasports