Para sport in review: July 2016

Check out what went on in the Paralympic Movement during July. 31 Jul 2016
Gordon Reid

Great Britain’s Gordon Reid celebrates after winning the 2016 men’s singles title in Wimbledon.

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IPC Athletics Grand Prix

• Berlin, Germany

The penultimate Grand Prix of the 2016 season took place from 16-17 July and saw outstanding performances from world champions such as Germany’s David Behre, South Africa’s Ilse Hayes, USA’s David Brown and Italy’s Martina Caironi.

Berlin review

• London, Great Britain

The world’s best Para athletes gathered for the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final between 23 and 24 July. Great Britain’s Richard Whitehead shined by breaking his own world record in the men’s 200m T42, whilst teammate Libby Clegg lowered the women’s 200m T11 world record.

Grand Prix Final review

UCI Para cycling Road World Cup

The series came to an end in Bilbao, Spain, where the third and final leg was contested between 15 and 17 July. South Africa topped the final overall standings.

The final results are available online.


Great Britain’s Gordon Reid and the Netherlands’ Jiske Griffioen became the first wheelchair tennis players to win the Wimbledon men’s and women’s titles, respectively.

Complete results are available on Wimbledon’s website.

International Goalball Tournament "Vilnius Vytautas Magnus Lions Club Cup”

Lithuania 2 claimed the title following a victory over Lithuania 1, whilst Turkey collected bronze. Ten teams took part in this event in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 14-17 July as part of their preparations for Rio 2016.

The full story can be read on the IPC’s website.

2016 US Paralympic Swim Trials

The US swimming trials for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Centre in North Carolina and saw Michelle Konkoly setting a new world record of 28.24 in the women’s 50m freestyle S9.

Review first day

Review second day

Review third day

Hartpury Festival of Dressage

This Para equestrian event, which concluded on 8 July, was the last for riders to impress ahead of the Rio 2016 selection. Great Britain’s double London 2012 gold medallist Natasha Baker excelled by winning both her events in the grade II competition.

Full review can be found on the IPC’s website.