6th China Open Athletics Championships

Para athletes sprint out of the blocks

The sixth China Open Athletics Championships will take place in the Chinese capital from 11-13 May and is likely to feature a host of athletes that led China to the top of the medals table at the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.

Organised by the China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities, the event will take place at one of the training venues used for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games which is located around 10km from the Beijing Capital International Airport. The venue boasts a 400m synthetic eight-lane track and two seated throwing fields. The indoor portion of the facility has a 200m six-lane track, as well as field event areas.

Beijing is home to nearly 20 million people and is most well-known in the sports world for hosting the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games were record-breaking at the time, as 3,951 athletes from 146 countries competed across 20 sports. The Games drew 3.44 million spectators and a cumulated television audience around the world of 3.8 billion.

Entries can be made via www.paralympic.org/entries.

Live results can be found here

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