Beijing 2008
Paralympic Games
06 - 17 September

Paralympic Awards Gala Featured in paraEmotion Special

Today, a paraEmotion Special about the Paralympic Awards Gala 2009 has been released on www.ParalympicSport.TV, the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) internet TV channel. 18 Dec 2009 By IPC

The Paralympic Awards Gala, proudly partnered by IPC Gold Patron Allianz, took place end of November at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia following the 2009 IPC General Assembly.

The Paralympic Sport Awards 2009 were awarded in five categories, based on performance at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games:

Best Male Athlete: Matthew Cowdrey (AUS), Swimming

Best Female Athlete: Chantal Petitclerc (CAN), Athletics

Best Team Performance: Australian Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team

Best Games Debut: Sophie Pascoe (NZL), Swimming

Exemplary Games Official: WANG Xinxian (CHN), Chef de Mission

The Paralympic Media Awards 2009 honour members of the media who presented the highest quality and most dynamic coverage of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, in four categories:

Broadcast: ABC TV (AUS)

Written (Print/Online): The Sunday Telegraph (GBR)

Radio: BBC Radio (GBR)

Photo: Damir Sencar (CRO)

The Paralympic Scientific Award 2009 recognized one outstanding contributor (academic or scientific) for research in the field of sport for persons with a disability.

Paralympic Scientific Award 2009: Gudrun Doll-Tepper (GER)

The winners of the Awards were selected by three Awards Committees, composed of members of the Paralympic Movement and specialists in the relevant areas. All award recipients were presented with a handmade trophy, designed and crafted by Italian design company G.D.E. Bertoni.