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a person with physical disabilities who competes in an international sports event
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Par·a·lym·pic Games

An international competition for athletes with disabilities.

Par′a·lym′pi·an adj. & n.
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(Individual Sports, other than specified) a competitor in the Paralympics
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Schar and Romanchuk spearhead a field that includes eight-time Bank of America Chicago Marathon champion and 15-time world champion Tatyana McFadden (USA) and five-time Paralympian, 2013 Chicago Marathon champion and 10-time Boston Marathon champion Ernst Van Dyk (RSA).
Eight former students received their awards from Paralympian and TV presenter, Sean Rose, after Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, heard many of the success stories.
PARALYMPIAN Stef Reid sat in the infamous black chair for the second time as she took part in Rainbows Mastermind.
Paralympian champion and Federal Emergency Management Agency official Linda Mastandrea will give a presentation Thursday, April 11, to the Arlington Heights Commission for Citizens with Disabilities.
A Paralympian himself, 34-year-old Ahmad is never one to shy away from a challenge.
Pupils from Riverside Primary School had a special visit from aTeam GB Paralympian as they bid to raise cash for new PE equipment.
Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment company, has signed an agreement with the UAE Disabled Sports Federation (UAEDSF) to sponsor the UAE Paralympian team until 2021.
A FORMER Paralympian with cerebral palsy has told of how she "cried all the way home" after staff on airline easyJet asked her to prove her disability.
When the Duke said it must hurt their hands when chairs smash into each other, Paralympian Gregg Warburton, who has just two fingers on one hand, held it up and joked: "Yeah, I had five when I started."
The squad is completed by Rio Paralympian Jack Hunter-Spivey and 17-year-OLDWELSHMAN Josh Stacey, who took team gold and singles bronze on his international debut in Belgium in October.
A 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympian, Coryell (La Crosse, Wis.) and defending world champion Jeff Fabry (Leemore, Calif.), Jerry Shields (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Chuck Lear (Lee's Summit, Mo.) made up the Wl team.