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EAD News

Ruel Ishaku of Nigeria has won the gold medal in the Open EAD Powerlifting competition.

Powerlifting podium finish for Nigeria

24 Mar 06 03:13
In Weightlifting’s final night, the Elite Athletes with a Disability (EAD) bench-pressed for medals in the Powerlifting competition, with Ruel Ishaku of Nigeria taking gold.
Adekunle Adesoji

EAD Gold for Nigeria

20 Mar 06 09:56
World record holder, Adekunle Adesoji of Nigeria has won the Men’s 100m EAD gold medal.

A shot for gold

19 Mar 06 23:35
The Women’s Seated Shot Put EAD shapes as an open affair, with the gold medal decided in today's Final at the MCG.
South African swimmer Natalie Du Toit has set a new World Record for 50m EAD Freestyle.

South African swims to world record

17 Mar 06 06:20
South Africa's Natalie Du Toit has swum into the record books with a world record time in the 50m EAD Freestyle.
South Africa's Natalie Du Toit.

Courageous Du Toit carries flag

15 Mar 06 01:40
Disabled South African Swimmer Natalie Du Toit has been chosen as South Africa's flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony.
Five-time Paralympic gold medallist Chantal Petitclerc.

Canada rolls into Games

15 Mar 06 00:03
Five-time Paralympic gold medallist Chantal Petitclerc has been chosen to carry the Canadian flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Games.
Chris Rae will be competing in the heaviest class, the 105+kg division.

Weightlifting team raises bar

07 Feb 06 06:10
On naming its team, and with strong competitors from Malaysia, India, England, Canada, Nauru and the Cook Islands, the Australian team will have it tough in Melbourne.
Matthew Cowdrey of Australia after winning silver in the Mens 100m Final S9 at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

Swim hero slashes seven records

06 Feb 06 01:16
Jessicah Schipper, Leisel Jones, Libby Lenton and Jade Edmistone broke four world records at the six-day meet, but 17-year-old Matthew Cowdrey nailed seven.
Jade Edmistone of Australia after the 50m breastroke final during the Games Swimming Trials.

A new pool, a new world record

31 Jan 06 01:11
By the time she climbed out of the new Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre pool, Jade Edmistone had smashed her own 50m Breaststroke record in her first race in the purpose built outdoor undercover pool.
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EAD competitors in training

19 Jan 06 05:06
With the naming of Commonwealth Games squads well and truly underway, the selection of Elite Athletes with a Disability (EAD) to take part in the fully-integrated program at Melbourne 2006 is also taking shape.

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