Alphanso Cunningham just won the gold medal in the men’s F52/53 Javelin at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He threw 21.84 metres – a regional record. Alphanso said: “This is for Jamaica, land we love” Coach Sinclair said : Alphanso was...
Less than a week after the 27th Olympics Games closed in a blaze of glory at Olympic Stadium in Stratford here, preparations are revving up for the start of what is being called the “biggest Paralympic Games ever” set to start in just over a week’s time. Jamaica...
The Paralympic sport of boccia is on the move after a series of webinars, face to face technical and coaching seminars and athlete training sessions which were conducted by the experienced international senior boccia coach and World Boccia contributor, Peter Hornig, of Jamaican paternal parentage and President of Boccia Jamaica. The Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA), … Read more
Paralympic“Slam Dunk”with Majesty Gardens Youth Basketballers It was all about the majesty of the mind, heart and soul when the Majesty Gardens youth basketball team was hosted recently by the Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre, the venerable birth place of the Paralympic movement in Jamaica. It was the second … Read more
Massage therapist Rushane Sterling says he has been entrusted with one of the most crucial and delicate jobs for Jamaica’s senior netball team, which is to provide therapeutic massages to the Sunshine Girls in preparation for the 2023 Vitality Netball World Cup. The Vitality Netball World Cup will be the 16th staging of the premier competition … Read more
Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) president Christopher Samuda is hoping that certified classifiers from the region will be the first step into widening the pool of para-athletes for future major global games. Samuda was speaking at yesterday’s opening day of the Caribbean Para Athletics Classifiers Seminar. The seminar, which is the first time that Jamaica is … Read more
In a demonstration of international comity and solidarity in sport, the Jamaica Olympic Association, JOA, and the Jamaica Paralympic Association, JPA, recently inked a renewal of their historic partnership with the Tottori Prefecture in a virtual signing ceremony. The first of its kind in global sport, the parties expressed continued confidence in their bi-lateral relationship. … Read more