Para sport preview: September 201701.09.2017
Four World Championships headline this month’s action
For the first time ever, the World Para Powerlifting and World Para Swimming Championships will be held together, in Mexico City, between 30 September-6 October. Around 550 swimmers from more than 60 countries and more than 360 powerlifters from 65 countries are expected to compete.
The world’s best Para archers will be in Beijing, China, between 12-17 September, competing across six events: men’s and women’s recurve open, men’s and women’s compound open, and men’s and women’s W1.
Para rowers will compete across five different classes at the sport’s main event outside the Paralympic Games in Sarasota-Bradenton, USA, between 24 September-1 October.
Kuala Lumpur 2017 ASEAN Para Games
Athletes from eleven countries will compete across 479 medal events in 16 sports, in Malaysia’s capital city, from 17-23 September. kualalumpur2017.com.my/index.cshtml
The final stop of the World Triathlon World Series will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from 14-17 September.
The continental wheelchair rugby competition will be held in Asuncion, Paraguay, from 3-9 September, with the USA, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and the hosts competing.
Some of the world’s best table tennis players will travel to Beijing for the continental event, from 13-23 September.
Lasko, Slovenia, will host the continental table tennis competition, from 26 September-5 October.
Turkey, Czech Republic, Germany, Ukraine, Great Britain, Finland, Lithuania, Belgium, Sweden and Slovenia will be the ten men’s teams; while Turkey, Israel, Sweden, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, Finland and Greece are the top women’s teams who seek to be crowned European champions in Lahti, Finland, from 18-22 September.
Ciorescu, Moldova, will stage the event between 4-11 September.
The year’s second World Cup event is set to take place in Lonato Italy, from 15-16 September, while the third will be held in Osijek, Croatia, from 22-26 September.
Berlin, Germany, will stage the race on 24 September.
The seventh Para Badminton International will take place in Tokyo, from 5-10 September, while the eighth will be held in Curitiba, Brazil, from 12-17 September.
Atyrau will be the host city for this event, set to take place between 6-9 September.
World Para Dance Sport "Starlight" Open
The last Para dance sport competition prior to the Malle 2017 World Championships will be held in Hong Kong, on 17 September.
Table tennis players from 26 different countries will gather in Ostrava, from 7-9 September.
Kansas, USA, will receive boccia players from around the continent for this event, from 22-29 September.