While you were away in PyeongChang…

Catch up on the summer sport events you might have missed 29 Mar 2018
a female wheelchair fencer in action

Beatrice Vio opened her season with another title win

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The action did not stop for other sports during the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games from 9-18 March.

Here are events you might have missed while the Games were on:


Two World Archery rankings events took place. The Mexican Grand Prix was the first Para archery event held in the Americas this year from 13-18 March and was a world ranking event. The USA’s Kevin Mather, South Koreans Kim Ran Sook and Jeong Jin Young; and Mexico’s Omar Echeverria were among the winners. A full review of the Mexican Grand Prix as well as the Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament in Dubai, UAE, can be found on World Archery’s website.


The season opened with the Spanish Para Badminton International from 6-11 March. World champion Jungjun Kim was among the notable winners, as he took the men’s singles WH2. Complete results can be found on Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) website.


Hong Kong athletes dominated the 2018 ISE Boccia Regional Open that took place in Japan from 15-22 March. Wai Yan Vivian Lau won the BC4 individual and Yeun Kei Ho the BC3. Japan’s Hidetaka Sugimura captured the BC2 gold in a thrilling tiebreaker. Complete results can be found on Boccia International Sports Federation’s (BISFed) website.

Table Tennis

The first international tournament was staged in Italy from 15-17 March with the Lignano Masters Para Open. The Netherlands’ Kelly Van Zon, Norway’s Aida Dahlen and Japan’s Nozomi Takeuchi all justified their top seeded billing. Daily recaps can be found on the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) website.


Rio 2016 Paralympic medallists Grace Norman, Hailey Danz and Melissa Stockwell made their 2018 debuts on home soil at the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Para Triathlon American Championships, held on 10 March. Results can be found on the International Triathlon Union’s (ITU) website.

Wheelchair fencing

Italian favourite Bebe Vio won the women’s foil B competition at the wheelchair fencing World Cup in Pisa, Italy. Full results are available on the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation’s (IWAS) website.