Para sport review: June 201730.06.2017
Check out what went on in the Paralympic Movement during 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.
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
Pan-Hellenic Powerlifting Championships
Six national records were set in Aspropyrgos, Greece, as Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Pavlos Mamalos notched up another win.
The sport’s first World Cup was dominated by French athletes, who picked up five wins and 11 podium finishes.
The home crowd celebrated Germany’s Erik Machens’ victory, whilst Poland won the couples competition.
Filipino couple Rhea Marquez and Julius Obero won both their events on their season debut in Chinese Taipei.
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.