Para sport in review: October 2016

Check out what went on in the Paralympic Movement during October. 31 Oct 2016
A woman in wheelchair dances with her stand-up partner who is jumping
Slovakia’s Helena Kasicka and Peter Vidasic competing in the combi Latin class 1 during the 2016 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport European Championships in Kosice, Slovakia.
ⒸRoman Benicky

2016 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport European Championships

The event took place in Kosice, Slovakia, between 28-30 October, with Ukraine finishing top of the medals table followed by Poland and the hosts.

Full review of day one.

Full review of day two.

Full review of day three.

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) European Division B Championship

Poland took the title in Nottwil, Switzerland, following a win over Finland in the final. Both teams qualified for the 2017 European Division A Championship. Read the full review online.

IBSA Goalball European Championship Group B

The event took place in Maia, Portugal, between 4-8 October, with Ukrainian men’s and British women’s teams taking their respective crowns.

IWAS U17 & U23 Wheelchair Fencing World Championships

Italy’s 17-year-old Emanuele Lambertini continued to impress as he took two golds in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands. Full review can be found here.

US Open UTSA Wheelchair Championships

Great Britain’s Lucy Shuker, France’s Stephane Houdet and USA’s David Wagner were this year’s winners. Here's the review.

Chicago marathon

Switzerland’s Marcel Hug and USA’s Tatyana McFadden won the men’s and women’s races, respectively, and continue leading the Abbott World Marathon Majors.

Wheelchair Dance Sport Belgium Open

The Belgian city of Hasselt staged the event between 1-2 October. South Korea proved to be the strongest, almost one month before the beginning of the first Asian Championships in New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, from 5-6 November.

Full review can be found on IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport’s website.

Women’s World Ice Sledge Hockey Festival

Canada, USA and team Europe faced-off in Fritidspark, Skien, Norway, from 20-22 October, for a competition that aimed to help with the development of the women’s game. More information is available online.

TAFISA Wheelchair Rugby Cup

Jakarta, Indonesia, held a wheelchair rugby tournament for the first time ever, with the hosts remaining undefeated throughout the event to claim gold. A review can be found online.

10th South Korean National Boccia Championships

It was the largest boccia event ever to be held in the Asian country, with 300 participants.

Para Table Tennis Thailand Open

Rio 2016 medallists Rungroji Thainiyom of Thailand and Josephine Medina of the Philippines were amongst the champions in Pattaya, Thailand. A review of the action can be found here.