Para sport preview: July 2017

Athletics and tennis lead a packed monthly schedule. 01 Jul 2017
a man celebrates in a wheelchair, a runner celebrates crossing the line, a swimmer touches the wall
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World Para Athletics Championships London 2017

Around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries are expected to compete across 213 medal events at the eighth edition of the Worlds, from 14-23 July, in London, Great Britain. The iconic London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the same venue from the 2012 Paralympic Games, will stage the events.


It's not only athletics London is hosting in July. The world’s best wheelchair tennis players will also gather in the city from 13-16 July for the third Grand Slam of the year. World No.1 Gordon Reid seeks to defend the men’s singles title, whilst Dutch player Jiske Griffioen is is the reigning women's champion.

Berlin 2017 World Para Swimming World Series

The final World Series in the German capital city, from 6-9 July is the last major competition for swimmers to assess their form with less than two months to go until the Mexico City 2017 World Championships.

Asian Para Taekwondo Open Championships

The third edition of this event will be held in Chuncheon, South Korea, on 8 July.

BISFed 2017 European Regional Open

Poznan, Poland, will stage the boccia continental event between 5-10 July.

Taichung Open

The Para table tennis competition will take place in Taichung, Chinese Taipei, from 5-11 July.