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WCMX World Championships: Kimberly Ocampo
Audrey Nissen

One week ago, Kimberly Ocampo would not have believed she’d be competing in the qualifying rounds at the RISE Adaptive Sports 2016 WCMX World Championships


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RISE Adaptive Sports 2016 WCMX World Championships
More than 80 athletes from across the globe recently met in Texas for the RISE Adaptive Sports 2016 WCMX World Championships. Here, program manager Beth Foster talks about the sport of WCMX, or wheelchair skating and the rules of competition
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Calif., resident Robert Thompkins hits the rainbow rail during the RISE Adaptive Sports 2016 WCMX World Championships. (Photo Christopher DiVirgilio).

May 2016 Table of Contents

Triple Threat

Making its Paralympic debut this year, paratriathlon gives athletes the chance to unleash their inner beast mode, and you can do it, too.

Wet 'n Wild

Take a splash and don't be afraid to paddle, surf and ski your way through these fun-filled, adaptive water adventure sports.

The Right Stuff

As the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games draw near, hopeful athletes and equipment designers are teaming up to build high-level sports wheelchairs

Invigorated & Inspired

For the first time, the Invictus Games are coming to the United States. This international sporting event descends upon Florida this month, giving hope to and uniting wounded, ill and injured military athletes from around the globe

Also in this issue:

My Opinion: Equipment Change

Tom Fjerstad's view on equipment change over the years.

Gold-Medal Reporter

From U.S. Paralympic gold metalist to reporter, Victoria Arlen has a story to share.

Bring It On

This isn't a story about success and glory. It's one about friendship, determination and mud.

In The Game: Basketball

News for the wheelchair sports competitor: Basketball edition

In The Game: Para-Bobsled

News for the wheelchair sports competitor: Para-Bobsled edition

In The Game: Para-Skeleton

News for the wheelchair sports competitor: Para-Skeleton edition

In the Game: Paratriathlon

News for the wheelchair sports competitor: Paratriathlon edition

In The Game: Skiing

News for the wheelchair sports competitor: Skiing edition

In The Game: Sledge Hockey

News for the wheelchair sports competitor: Sledge Hockey edition

Spokes Stars: Rose Hollerman

Each issue, SPORTS 'N SPOKES recognizes athletes who have recorded outstanding accomplishments in wheelchair sports

Spokes Stars: Derrick Bisnett

Each issue, SPORTS 'N SPOKES recognizes athletes who have recorded outstanding accomplishments in wheelchair sports

Spokes Stars: Tatyana McFadden & Ernst Van Dyk

Each issue, SPORTS 'N SPOKES recognizes athletes who have recorded outstanding accomplishments in wheelchair sports

On The Sidelines: Basketball

The 2016 National Wheelchair Basketball Association Hall of Fame class.

On The Sidelines: Paralympics

September's Rio 2016 Paralympics is just around the corner

On The Sidelines: Tennis

Larry Keeter is the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Wheelchair Professional of the Year.



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