Para sport review: June 2017

Check out what went on in the Paralympic Movement during June. 30 Jun 2017
a woman playing wheelchair tennis, a man strikes a wheelchair dance pose, a man throws a shot put

Andre Rocha, Yui Kamjii and Erik Machens were just three of the stars of Para sport in June.


Nottwil Grand Prix

Outstanding performances were witnessed on the Swiss track, with several world records broken. Canadian multiple-Paralympic medallist Brent Lakatos shone by breaking a seven-year-old world record in the men’s 1,500m T53/54.

Berlin Grand Prix

Brazil’s Andre Rocha was the star of the event as he set two world records in both the men’s shot put and discus throw F52.

French Open

Great Britain’s Alfie Hewett and Japan’s Yui Kamiji won the men’s and women’s singles events, respectively, at the second Grand Slam of the year.

Indianapolis World Series

US swimmers dominated the pool in Indianapolis in the penultimate competition before the Mexico City 2017 World Championships, securing multiple wins on home soil.

Pan-Hellenic Powerlifting Championships

Six national records were set in Aspropyrgos, Greece, as Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Pavlos Mamalos notched up another win.

International Triathlon Union Para Triathlon World Cup

The sport’s first World Cup was dominated by French athletes, who picked up five wins and 11 podium finishes.

Mainhatten Cup

The home crowd celebrated Germany’s Erik Machens’ victory, whilst Poland won the couples competition.

Peikang Open

Filipino couple Rhea Marquez and Julius Obero won both their events on their season debut in Chinese Taipei.

Wheelchair Tennis

Japanese world No.1 Kamiji seemed unstoppable, winning both the Daegu Open and the Toyota Open International, but the Netherlands’ Jiske Griffioen finally put an end to her incredible 30-match winning streak by defeating her in the BNP Paribas Open de France’s final.

Wheelchair Rugby Metro Cup

Denmark rounded off a perfect competition with an unbeaten run against France, Sweden, Germany and Poland.