Para sport in review: August 2016

Check out what went on in the Paralympic Movement during August. 31 Aug 2016
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Germany's Heinrich Popow giving an interview in the mixed zone at the 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto, Italy.

ⒸMarcus Hartmann

Para athletics meeting, Leverkusen, Germany

Germany’s Heinrich Popow extended his world record mark in the men’s long jump T42, whilst Great Britain’s Hannah Cockroft set a new best in the women’s 800m T34. Check the full review on the IPC’s website.

Football 7 Qualification Tournament

The Iranian team captured gold after defeating Scotland in the final. Both teams, as well as Northern Ireland, Australia, Canada and Japan, qualified for next year’s World Championships in San Luis, Argentina. More information is available on the IPC’s website.

Malmo Goalball Men Intercup, Malmo, Sweden

Turkey won gold following a victory over Germany in the final. It was the last major goalball competition ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Full review is available on IBSA’s website.