Nottwil 2017: Day two preview

World Para Athletics Junior Championships to continue on Friday with a morning and an evening sessions. 04 Aug 2017
Teams holding flags on the track for Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony of the Nottwil 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships

ⒸLuc Percival

The Nottwil 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships will continue on Friday (4 August) with action-packed morning and evening sessions.

Host nation Switzerland will be hoping to win their first title through Andrin Deschwanden in the men´s 200m T33-34 Youth (U18). But he will face tough opposition from Australia´s Nathan Donaldson and Luff Gregory.

The USA´s Hanna Dederick seeks to seal her second gold in consecutive days, this time in the women´s 200m T53-54 Youth (U18), after winning the 400m T51-54 Youth (U18) on Thursday.

Jamaica´s Tevaughn Thomas aims to make another leap forward in the men´s 100m T45-47 Junior (U20) following his bronze-medal performance in the 200m. Meanwhile, triple Youth Parapan American champion Lucas Sousa Pereira of Brazil is the strong favourite in the men´s long jump F42-47 Junior (U20).

Germany are also hopeful of landing gold in the women´s long jump F35-38 Youth (U18) through Annegret Schneider, Weh Klara and Leonie Duering.

The full schedule can be found on Nottwil 2017´s website.

Live stream is provided on the International Paralympic Committee's website, World Para Athletics' website and Facebook page, and Nottwil 2017´s website.

More information, including a full list of competitors, can be found on Nottwil 2017’s website.