Para sport preview: May 2018

World Shooting Para Sport Championships to headline another action-packed month of sports 01 May 2018
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Kevin Nguyen will compete in his first World Championships at Cheongju 2018

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Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships

All eyes will be on South Korea once again as around 200 shooters from 40 countries compete across 13 individual events in the sixth edition of the Worlds from 3-11 May. It will be the first opportunity for athletes to secure quota places for their countries for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

World Para Swimming World Series

The World Series moves back to Europe, with the fourth leg being held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, from 24-27 May, followed by the fifth in Sheffield, Great Britain, between 31 May and 3 June.

UCI Para Cycling Road World Cup

Ostend, Belgium, will stage the first Road World Cup of the year, between 2 and 5 May, with men’s and women’s individual road and time trial events.

World Para Powerlifting European Open Championships

The first powerlifting continental competition will be held in Berck-Sur-Mer, France, from 25-29 May, with some of the world’s strongest Para athletes competing.

ICF Para Canoe World Cup 1

The season-opener will take place in Szeged, Hungary, between 18 and 20 May.

ITU Para Triathlon World Cup

Two World Cups will be held in May, with Aguilas, Spain, hosting the first on 6 May, followed by another in Dorney, Great Britain, on 28 May.

World Para Athletics Grand Prix

Three legs will take place in May. Beijing, China, will stage the first between 11 and 13 May, followed by Rieti, Italy, from 18-20 May, and Nottwil, Switzerland, between 25 and 27 May.

Asian Para Taekwondo Championships

The fourth edition of the sport’s continental competition will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on 24 May.

BISFed 2018 Boccia Regional Open

Sao Paulo, Brazil, will be the host city of yet another Para sport event, from 20-27 May.

Brussels International Goalball Tournament

Eight men’s and eight women’s national teams will gather in the Belgian capital city for this event, which serves as preparation ahead of June’s World Championships in Malmo, Sweden.

PTT Slovakia and Slovenia Opens

Some of the world’s best Para table tennis players will gather in Bratislava, Slovakia, from 2-5 May, and in Lasko, Slovenia, between 9 and 12 May, for these traditional events.

ITU World Para Triathlon Series

Yokohama, Japan, will be the next stop for the world’s best Para triathletes, between 12 and 13 May.

Turkish Para Badminton International

Turkey will stage the next Para Badminton International in the city of Konya, between 8 and 13 May.

Women's Para Ice Hockey World Cup

USA, Canada and Team Europe will face-off in Ostrava, Czech Republic, between 1 and 5 May. Parallel to it, a development camp with participants from more than 10 countries will take place, aiming to identify and train new players from more regions.