Para sport in review: June 2016

Check out what went on in the Paralympic Movement during June. 30 Jun 2016
Four girls with British flag post behind a scoreboard

Olivia Breen, Maria Lyle, Georgina Hermitage and Sophie Hahn broke the women's 4x100m T36-38 world record at the 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships.

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Grosseto 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships

This event was the last major opportunity for athletes to qualify for Rio 2016 and it took place in Grosseto, Italy, from 10-16 June. A total of 25 world records were broken and Russia finished top of the medals table, followed by Great Britain and Poland.

•Grosseto day one morning review

•Grosseto day one evening review

•Grosseto day two review

•Grosseto day three morning review

•Grosseto day three evening review

•Grosseto day four morning review

•Grosseto day four evening review

•Grosseto day five morning review

•Grosseto day five evening review

•Grosseto day six morning review

•Grosseto day six evening review

Roland Garros

Argentina’s 2015 Wimbledon wheelchair tennis doubles champion Gustavo Fernandez and the Netherlands’ 28-year-old Marjolein Buis captured their first singles Grand Slam titles.

Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaft, Berlin, Germany

A total of eight swimming world records were set in Paralympic events, with a series of others being broken in non-Paralympic events.

•Serrano, Krawzow world records

•Triple world records for China

2016 World Rowing Cup III

The event took place in Poznan, Poland, and saw Great Britain’s Rachel Morris set a new world best in the AS women's single sculls (ASW1x). Complete results can be found on World Rowing’s website.

World Para Triathlon Events

•Glasgow, Scotland

Great Britain’s reigning world champion Lauren Steadman won her second race in as many weeks, in the women’s PT4 division.

•Besancon, France

France dominated the event, winning five out of nine races.

Czech Target 2016 – Para Archery Tournament

US world champion Eric Bennett won gold in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, and qualified for his third Paralympic Games. Great Britain topped the medal table with four golds and two bronze medals, and 14 nations secured spots for September’s Paralympics.

Caixa Loterias Athletics and Swimming Championship

Brazil’s reigning world champion Silvania Costa broke the 19-year-old women’s long jump T11 world record, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Ecuador Para athletics International Open

Every one of the 10 participant countries won at least one medal at this event, held in Guaranda, Ecuador, from 10-12 June.

2016 Canada Cup

After performing a clean sweep to claim gold at this event in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, the US wheelchair rugby team returned to the top of the world rankings.

PSC Den Goubergh equestrian meeting

The Netherlands’ current individual and freestyle European champion Frank Hosmar shined at this event, winning both titles in the grade IV competition. The competition took place in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, from 20-22 May.

Football 5-a-side

•5th International Blind Football Challenge

Brazil won gold following a 1-0 win over Iran in the final and extended their unbeaten run, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

•Four Nations football 5-a-side tournament

Argentina picked up three wins to claim the Four Nations title, in Regensburg, Germany, between 17 and 18 June.

Football 7-a-side International Tournament

World No.1 Ukraine topped the podium in Arnhem, the Netherlands, with a 4-0 record, after defeating the USA and the Netherlands two times each.

Visually Impaired Judo Grand Prix

Brazil claimed three golds through Willians Araujo, Lucia Araujo and Alana Maldonado in Walsall, Great Britain, between 4-5 June. Full results are available on IBSA’s website.