Paralympic Newsletter

Cartoon image of 6 athletes from different sports. With 50 days to go written across them

The countdown continues: with 50 days to go until the Paralympic games, our team is growing… June was a bumper month for team announcements. With the likes of Ellie Simmonds, Alfie Hewett and Hannah Cockroft all securing their place on the plane to Tokyo. So far, with a mix of returning Paralympians and Paralympic debutants, we have 114 athletes across 12 differents sports making up ParalympicsGB. Keep your eyes peeled on our socials as our team grows throughout July! See your latest teammates
James Fox smiling at the camera in his Great Britain rowing kit
Watch the latest ParalympicsGB+1 episode “A happy boat is a fast boat” – Paralympic champion, James Fox, gives you an exclusive behind the scenes look at the recent rowing team announcement…Watch now
Cartoon image of the two selected male badminton players
Meet the history makers… ParalympicsGB’s welcomes two more athletes to make their Paralympic debuts this summer. Back-to-back World champion,Jack Shephard and three-time European champion, Dan Bethell will make history when they become the first players to represent ParalympicsGB at Badminton’s inaugural games at Tokyo 2020. Hear their reaction
Dimitri with his fencing equipment with tbh written behind him
“The idea of doing something with swords was pretty cool!” Having just been selected for his second Paralymic games, find out Dimitri’s inspirations, how he found fencing and his journey to Tokyo 2020. Meet Dimitricartoon image of 4 of the athletic athletes selected with a Union Jack flag background
The first group of our athletics team announced! Six Rio gold medalists are announced amongst the first 12 track and field athletes selected to represent ParalympicsGB this summer. Find out who and hear their reactions below. Meet the team
Sophie Christiansen, wearing her equestrian hat, cheering with her arms raised
Lets turn cheers into change It’s shocking that one in three people think disabled people are seen more as being a burden. Thats why we’ve teamed up with the disability equality charity Scope to call on fans to make this summer’s Tokyo Paralympic Games a catalyst for change. As part of our team, you can be a part of the movement to change attitudes and make society equal for everyone. 
Turn your cheers into change
With Tokyo 2020 gettting closer and closer, we hope you enjoyed hearing the latest from ParalympicsGB! Thanks so much for being a part of the team and making sure disabled people in the UK are #ImpossibleToIgnore