Many of the athletes heading to Nottwil 2017 have just been competing in the World Championships in London.© • Jamie McDonald / Getty Images
London 2017 will be the eighth edition of the World Para Athletics Championships and will mark the first time the event has been held back-to-back with the IAAF equivalent.
Taking place between 14-23 July, around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries are expected to take part, contesting 213 medal events.
Competition will be held in the iconic London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the same venue that staged athletics events during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. After each session, medal presentations will take place in a special medals plaza adjacent to the stadium.
Each day’s competition will be livestreamed via www.worldparaathletics.org
The Championships mark the first major international Championships since the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where athletes set a staggering 69 world records.
History of the Championships
The last World Championships were held in 2015 in Doha, Qatar, bringing together 1,300 athletes from around 90 countries. Sixty six countries won at least won medal with China topping the medals table after claiming 41 gold, 26 silver and 18 bronze medals. Athletes set an impressive 54 world records.
•2015 Doha, Qatar
•2013 Lyon, France
•2011 Christchurch, New Zealand
•2006 Assen, the Netherlands
•2002 Lille, France
•1998 Birmingham, Great Britain
•1994 Berlin, Germany