Athletes from Russia and Belarus Banned from Competing in the 2022 Winter Paralympics

Olympic truce symbol
In a statement on the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) website published on March 2, 2022, the IPC shares their “sympathies for the Ukrainian athletes” and their “delight that the full delegation of the Ukrainian Paralympic Team arrived safely in Beijing.” They also emphasized that Russia needed to be held accountable for the breach of ... Read more

The Paralympics: Competition in Goalball, Wheelchair Basketball, Swimming, Para-cycling and much more

Goalball
Team USA already won three medals, with their first medal secured by Para cyclist Shawn Morelli, who raced to silver on Wednesday, August 25. Morelli started a streak of three, and hopefully many more medals to come in the following days of competition.  As a Para cyclist, Morelli isn’t a novice. She has already ... Read more

Mallory Weggemann — Paralympic Athlete, Producer, Author

Mallory Weggemann
2021 was supposed to be an off-year for Mallory Weggemann. She should have recently competed in her third Paralympic Games. She should have been focusing her time on family. She should have been planning for having children. And she should have had some extra time to promote her newly released memoir, Limitless: The Power of ... Read more

Athletes with disabilities competing at the IRONMAN: successes, failures, inclusion and accessibility

Roderick, a young man with short black hair and a black hat is smiling and holding his IRONMAN medal up proudly
The IRONMAN triathlons are among the most physically and mentally demanding endurance challenges on the planet. Athletes from every corner of the world compete: many fail, others succeed. ABILITY Magazine spoke with Tricia Downing, Roderick Sewell, Minda Dentler and Carlos Moleda about their athletic achievements as paratriathletes. Additionally, Bob Babbitt, founder of the Challenged ... Read more

Deepa Malik

Deepa Malik Paralympics
On September 12th, 2016, the oldest athlete of Indian contingent—45 years old Deepa Malik, scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a medal in the Paralympic games. A silver medal in the shot put in the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympics. At an age when most women are having mid-life crises, ... Read more

Katherine Beattie — Write What You Know

Katherine Beattie NCIS writer and wheelchair mx-er
A few months ago, my friend Jan Hoag e-introduced me to Katherine Beattie. She said, “I can’t believe you two haven’t met! You have all the same life experience!” Now I’ve never met someone with my life experience in Hollywood, so I was looking forward to seeing what Jan meant. As soon as we ... Read more

Amy Purdy — Medal Winning Paralympian

Amy Purdy Super Abled
By her own admission, Amy Purdy loves a challenge. A Paralympian snowboarder—she holds a bronze and a silver medal—she’s confronted and conquered her own impossible many times over. But snowboarding wasn’t always a given for her. A nearly lethal case of Bacterial Meningitis at 19 left Purdy fighting for her life. In a two-and-a-half ... Read more