2017 summer sport World Championships at a glance

As we transition from the winter to summer sports season, here is a quick rundown on what to follow. 03 Apr 2017
Cycling Road at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Cycling Road at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

ⒸWagner Meier for the IPC

The busy winter sports season is thawing. All six sports have held World Championships earlier this year, with the World Para Ice Hockey Championships the last to take place from 11-20 April.

From then on, 10 summer sports will have their World Championships. Here is a rundown on what will be sizzling in 2017:


Para Table Tennis World Team Championships

When: 17-20 May

Where: Bratislava, Slovakia

Ones to watch: Ukraine’s men’s class 7 tandem of Maksym Nikolenko and Viktor Didukh

More information: www.ipttc.org


World Para Athletics Championships

When: 14-23 July

Where: London, Great Britain

Number of athletes, nations: 1,300 athletes from 90 countries

Ones to watch: Jonnie Peacock (GBR); Omara Durand (CUB)

More information: www.paralympic.org/london-2017

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Para Canoe World Championships

When: 23-27 August

Where: Racice, Czech Republic

Ones to watch: Edina Muller (GER); Jakub Tokarz (POL)

More information: www.canoeicf.com/event/2017-icf-paracanoe-world-championships


UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships

When: 31 August – 3 September

Where: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Ones to watch: Jozef Metelka (SLO); Sarah Storey (GBR)

More information: www.uci.ch/para-cycling/


World Archery Para Championships

When: 12-17 September

Where: Beijing, China

Ones to watch: Jessica Stretton (GBR); Andre Shelby (USA)

More information: www.worldarchery.org


World Triathlon Grand Final

When: 15 September

Where: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ones to watch: Martin Schulz (GER); Grace Norman (USA)

More infomration: rotterdam.triathlon.org


World Rowing Championships

When: 24 September - 1 October

Where: Sarasota-Bradenton, USA

Ones to watch: Birgit Skarstein (NOR); Roman Polianskyi (UKR)

More information: www.worldrowing.com/events/2017-world-rowing-championships/event-information


World Para Powerlifting Championships

When: 30 September – 6 October

Where: Mexico City

Number of athletes, nations: 360 powerlifters from 65 countries

Ones to watch: Siaman Rahman (IRI); Josephine Orji (NGR)

More information: www.paralympic.org/mexico-city-2017


World Para Swimming Championships

When: 30 September – 6 October

Where: Mexico City

Number of athletes, nations: 550 swimmers from more than 60 countries

Ones to watch: Daniel Dias (BRA); Sophie Pascoe (NZL)

More information: www.paralympic.org/mexico-city-2017


World Para Taekwondo Championships

When: 19 October

Where: London, Great Britain

Ones to watch: Mahdi Pourrahnamaahmad (IRI); Lisa Gjessing (SUI)

More information: www.worldtaekwondofederation.net


Para Dance Sport World Championships

When: 21-22 October

Where: Malle, Belgium

Ones to watch: Hsin-Yu Lin (TPE); Illona Slugovyna (UKR)

More information: www.worldparadancesport.com


Para Badminton World Championships

When: 21-26 November

Where: Ulsan, South Korea

Ones to watch: Karin Suter Erath (SUI); Bartlomiej Mroz (POL)

More information: www.bwfbadminton.com/