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Imagery training for Malaysian paralympics athletes – an important step towards sports equity
  1. Nurwina Anuar1,
  2. Nurhidayah Bahar2
  1. 1 Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
  2. 2 Faculty of Information Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nurwina Anuar, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Malaysia; nurwina{at}

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The Paralympic Council Malaysia (PCM) is a non-governmental organisation that was started in 1989 to help people with disabilities in Malaysia get involved in parasports. Under the Sports Development Act (Amended) 2018, a government-recognised organisation called PCM was given the job of giving Malaysian para-athletes the chance to compete in parasport events on a national and international level. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has designated PCM as the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for Malaysia. The Paralympic Games, which are also called the Games of the Paralympiad, are a series of international multisport competitions held every year for athletes with physical disabilities like missing limbs, uneven leg lengths, short height, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual disability. Every year, more than 20 paralympic athletes compete in 9 paralympic sports, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Cycling, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table tennis and Wheelchair Tennis

Imagery training

Images help athletes perform better (Cumming and Williams, 2012; Martin, Moritz and Hall, 1999).1 It has been described as a sensory experience that mimics real life in sight, taste and sound (White and Hardy, 1998). However, the ease …

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  • Contributors NA fully contributed to this project from start. NA initiated, planning, executed and did the report writing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.