Nottwil 2017 teams confirmed

Chile, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico and Venezuela to compete at Junior Para Athletics Worlds. 25 Jul 2017
a Para sprinter runs towards the finish line

Damian Carcelen won silver at the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships

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Chile, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico and Venezuela have become the latest countries to announce their teams for the first World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland, from 3-6 August.

A number of athletes will arrive in Nottwil fresh from competing at the senior World Para Athletics Championships, which finished in London on 23 July.

Ecuador’s Damian Carcelen claimed silver in the men’s 400m T20 at London 2017. One month later, he will try to make history for his country again when he competes in Nottwil alongside compatriots Marlixa Padilla and Anderson Colorado Mina.

Parapan American champion Eliezer Buenaventura will lead the Mexican squad.

The 19-year-old, who will compete in the men’s javelin F42-46 junior, will be joined by 15 other Para athletes: Jose Serrano, Jonathan Sanchez, Juan Poot, Rodrigo de la Torre, Fernando de la Calleja, Lucia Muro Padilla, Adriana Carrillo, Mario Chessani, Jose Cruz Lopez, Karla Cardenas, Mariangel Martinez, Johana Ramos, Guadalupe Vergara, Jennifer Villalobos and Kenya Lozano.

Fresh from competing at the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017, two-time Youth Parapan American champion Amanda Cerna will be one of two Chilean athletes competing in Nottwil (middle-distance runner Mauricio Orrego Campos, the other).

Cerna, who finished fourth in the women’s 400m T47 at both Rio 2016 and London 2017, will be one to look out for on the Swiss track.

Jason Brown and Kevin Thomas represented Jamaica at London 2017 and will do so again in Notwill. Tyandre Tavares will be the country’s other athlete at the Junior Worlds.

Yamil Acosta, Keneddy Mendoza, Lisbeli Vera and Naibys Morillo, all of whom won medals for Venezuela at the Sao Paulo 2017 Youth Parapans, will also line-up for Nottwil 2017.

More information can be found on the event’s website.