The Athlete Representative elections for World Para Swimming and World Para Powerlifting will be rescheduled since they were due to take place in Mexico City during the sports’ postponed-World Championships, between September-October 2017.
The new date of the elections will be announced in due course. More information about the swimming and powerlifting elections and the list of candidates for both sports is available on the IPC website.
For the first time, candidates in both sports were nominated by their respective National Paralympic Committees, who searched for strong qualities of leadership, accomplishment, knowledge and respect, both on and off the field of play, and experience in and commitment to the advocacy of athlete-related issues.
The mission of the athlete representatives is to represent the views of the entire Para swimming/Para powerlifting athletes’ population, including all impairment types, looking for equal gender representation, and making their voices heard.
The World Para Swimming and World Para Powerlifting Championships were postponed following Tuesday’s (19 September) devastating earthquake in the country after an assessment of the current situation and in close liaison with the Local Organising Committee and the City of Mexico government.