Para sport preview: November 201801.11.2018
Judo Worlds and start of snow sports season among highlights
Up to 300 judokas from more than 30 countries will compete in Odivelas, Portugal, from 16-18 November. The competition marks the start of the qualification process for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
World No.1s Shingo Kunieda and Diede de Groot will be the men’s and women’s top seeded players for the year-end competition in Orlando, USA, between 28 November and 2 December. USA’s 10-time champion David Wagner will be the one-to-beat in the quad singles.
Bemmel, Netherlands, will receive the world’s best pairs in the world from 14-18 November.
Americas best players will gather in Lima between 6 and 11 November, with less than a year to go until the Parapan American Games in the Peruvian capital city.
Lomianki, Poland, will stage the continental competition from 9-11 November.
The winter season will kick off with the first World Cup to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between 7 and 8 November. The world’s best snowboarders will then fly to Landgraaf, Netherlands, for the second stop from 14-15 November. After that, the circuit will move to Pyha, Finland, between 30 November and 2 December.
Men’s and women’s individual and team foil, eppe and sabre events will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 8-11 November.
The regional competition will take place in Melbourne, Australia, between 25 and 29 November.
Australia, China and hosts Finland will face-off from 6-8 November looking to win the title to secure a spot in the B-Pool.
Boccia Regional Open
Two Regional Opens will be contested in November. Buenos Aires, Argentina, will stage the first between 13 and 19, while the second will be held in Taoyuan, Taiwan, from 26 November - 3 December.
Almeria will be the host city for the Spanish Open between 15 and 18 November, while Beijing, China will stage the China Open from 23-26 November.