Para sport preview: March 2018

PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games to get underway on 9 March 01 Mar 2018
A general view of a street scene near the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster, host of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

PyeongChang, South Korea, is hosting the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

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PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

A total of 570 athletes from 49 delegations will compete across six sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country, Para ice hockey, snowboard and wheelchair curling. They will be held between 9 and 18 March in the South Korean city.

World Para Swimming World Series

The season will kick off in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 2-4 March, with Paralympic medallists such as Jonas Larsen, Liesette Bruinsma, Yip Pin Xiu, Oliver Hynd and Denise Grahl competing.

Spanish Para Badminton International

The city of Alcudia will stage this event from 6-11 March.

IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup

Pisa, Italy, will host the second World Cup of the year between 9 and 11 March.

Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations

World No.1 Australia, No.2 USA, No.4 Japan and No.5 Great Britain will face-off in Leicester, Great Britain, between 9 and 11 March as preparation for the 2018 World Championships in Sydney, in August.

World Para Athletics Grand Prix

The sixth season of the Grand Prix series will get underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between 13 and 16 March.

PTT Lignano Master Open

Men’s and women’s singles and team events will be contested in Lignano, Italy, from 14-17 March.

BISFED 2018 Ise Boccia Regional Open

The Japan Boccia Association will host their first ever BISFed sanctioned event in the city of ISE between 15 and 22 March, as preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

IBSA Blind Football World Grand Prix

This new major blind football competition will be divided into two tournaments: one for six of the world’s best teams and the other for national teams sitting outside the top 16. It will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 18-25 March.

2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup

The first ever combined World Cup of Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun will take place in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, between 19 and 28 March.

UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships

The world’s best track cyclists will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 22-25 March for the year’s first main competition in the sport.

Sitting Volleyball World Championships Qualifier

The final qualification tournament for this year’s World Championships will be held in Jeju Island, South Korea, between 27 March and 1 April, with six male and six female teams competing.

World Para Alpine Skiing Europa Cup Finals

The fourth and last stop of the circuit will be Obersaxsen, Switzerland, between 26 and 28 March.