Para sport preview: June 2018

Blind football and goalball World Championships fast approaching 02 Jun 2018
Goalball and Blind Football World Championships to headline the month in Para sports

Goalball and Blind Football World Championships to headline the month in Para sports

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Goalball World Championships

The event will feature 28 of the world’s best men’s and women’s teams competing between 3-8 June in Malmo, Sweden.

Blind Football World Championships

It will take place in Madrid, Spain, and will feature 16 of the world’s best teams. As well as the title on offer the competition is also an important step on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. After the Opening Ceremony and match on 7 June, the group stages get underway in earnest on 8 June. The quarter finals and play-offs begin on 13 June with the final taking place on 17 June.

European Para Canoe Championships

Belgrade, Serbia, will stage the continental competition between 8 and 10 June.

Roland Garros

The second wheelchair tennis Grand Slam of the year will take place in Paris, France, from 7-9 June.

World Para Swimming World Series

The concluding World Series event will again take place in Berlin between 7 and 10 June after a successful 2017. Run as the 2018 Internationale Deustche Meisterschaften (IDM) Berlin, the competition is a firm favourite for the world’s best swimmers.

World Para Athletics Grand Prix

The last four events of the circuit will be staged in June. Some of the world´s best athletes will first head to Paris, France, between 14 and 15 June. The circuit will then move to Tempe, USA, from 15-17 June, before going to Tunis, Tunisia, between 22 and 24 June. The final event will be held in Berlin, Germany, from 30 June-1 July.

European Para Taekwondo Open

This event will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on 10 June.

World Rowing Cup I

The first rowing World Cup of the year will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 1-3 June.

Canada Cup

The world´s best wheelchair rugby national teams will gather in Richmond, Canada, between 12 and 17 June, for a new edition of this competition.

ITU Para Triathlon World Cup

Besancon, France, will be the host city of a Para Triathlon World Cup between 16 and 17 June.

Irish Para Badminton International

A new Para Badminton International will take place in Dublin, Ireland, from 19-24 June.