The Lima 2020 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, scheduled to take place from 22-31 May in Peru, has been postponed to 2021.
The announcement was made by the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Peru.
It follows the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to next year, announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Government of Japan on Tuesday (24 March) due the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic represents an unprecedented situation which has affected the lives of millions of people around the world, including athletes, coaches and National Paralympic Committees’ staff.
It has also impacted a series of sport events, which have been cancelled, such as the Al Ain 2020 World Cup, scheduled for March in the United Arab Emirates, and the International Shooting Competition of Hannover, set to take place in May in Germany.
World Shooting Para Sport regrets the cancellation and postponement of the events but fully supports the decisions taken by Local Organising Committees (LOCs) to place as number one priority the health and well-being of all those involved.
World Shooting Para Sport is in constant communication with LOCs of the remaining events scheduled for the season – such as the Lasko 2020 European 10m Championships –, as well as with the LOCs of the cancelled and postponed events.
The new dates of the Lima World Cup will be announced in due course.