Monthly preview: February 201703.02.2017
Check out all the events that will headline this month in Para sport.
World Para Snowboard Championships
The last major event ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games is taking place in Big White, Canada, and will run until 8 January. Around 64 of the world’s best snowboarders, coming from 15 countries, are competing.
Full results are available at www.bigwhite2017.com.
World Para Nordic Skiing Championships
Featuring around 135 of the world’s best biathletes and cross-country skiers from 25 countries, the last major competition before the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Finsterau, Germany, between 10-19 February.
Full results will be available at www.finsterau2017.com.
Para Snowboard World Cup
Fazza Dubai Para Powerlifting World Cup
The season will kick off in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 27 February-4 March, with the eighth edition of this event. It will serve as preparation for the athletes ahead of the Mexico 2017 World Championships, between 30 September-6 October.
World Shooting Para Sport World Cup
The first shooting Para sport event of the year will take place in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, between 19-28 February.
IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup 2017
The season will open on 15 February in Eger, Hungary. The event will run until the 20th. The complete 2017 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing competition schedule is available online.
World Marathon Major
The first Abbott World Marathon Major of the year will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on 26 February.
Para Alpine Skiing Europa Cup
The season moves to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, with skiers competing in giant slalom between 13-14 February. The fifth and penultimate Europa Cup will take place in Sljeme, Croatia, from 16-16 February, with slalom events.
International Para ice hockey tournament
Between 17 February-4 March, Torino, Italy, will stage the latest edition of this event. Canada, Norway, Italy and South Korea are expected to line-up.
Lignano Master Open
The Italian Table Tennis Association will organise this event in the city of Lignano from 27 February-4 March. Men’s and women’s singles and team events will be contested.