Para sport preview: April 2018

Commonwealth Games sees summer sports take centre stage 01 Apr 2018
swimmer, cyclist and runner competing at sports

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Competition will take place between 4 and 15 April, with the sporting programme featuring seven Para sports: athletics, lawn bowls, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis, track cycling and triathlon.

World Para Swimming World Series

Circuit will continue with two more stops in April. Some of the world’s best swimmers will first head to Indianapolis, USA, from 19-21 April, before heading to Sao Paulo, Brazil, between 26 and 28 April.

World Championship Qualification Tournament

Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Ireland, New Zealand and South Korea will compete from 4-8 April in Nottwil, Switzerland, to decide the final four wheelchair rugby spots for August’s World Championships in Sydney, Australia.

World Team Cup European Qualification Event

The last wheelchair tennis qualification event for May’s World Team Cup will be contested in Vilamoura, Portugal, from 11-15 April.

African Para Badminton Championships

Kampala, Uganda, will receive the best players from across the continent between 30 April and 5 May.

IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup

The second World Cup of the year will be held in Montreal, Canada, between 27 and 29 April, with men’s and women’s foil, epee and sabre individual and team events.

World Para Athletics Grand Prix

Sao Paulo, Brazil, will stage the second Grand Prix of the year between 26 and 28 April at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre. Many of Brazil’s London 2017 world champions including Petrucio Ferreira, Daniel Martins and Thiago Santos are set to compete.

Szczecin 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Grand Prix

This will be the last chance for athletes to earn MQS scores ahead of the 2018 World Championships in May in South Korea.

Fazza Para Badminton International

The first edition of this event will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between 10 and 15 April.

World Super 6

Six of the men’s top 10 sitting volleyball teams will gather in Tabriz, Iran, from 19-24 April.

Para Triathlon African Championships

Rabat, Morocco, will host the continental competition on 21 April.

BISFed 2018 Montreal Boccia World Open

The Canadian city will stage the boccia event from 24-29 April.