It’s time for London 2017 – the World Para Athletics Championships have arrived!
The World Para Athletics Championships in London have finally arrived! 10 days of action will get underway this evening (14 July) as Great Britain look to follow up on last summer’s track and field success at the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games. Here's a day-by-day competition schedule which highlights when each SportsAid athlete (of which there are 37!) will be competing throughout the Championships.
That figure contains five currently supported SportsAid athletes in Rhys Jones, Jade Jones, Zak Skinner, Martina Barber and James Hamilton. Since the London 2012 Paralympics, a total of 32 athletes have been given help by SportsAid while 31 competed in Rio. You’ll find a day-by-day competition schedule, below, which highlights when each SportsAid athlete will be competing throughout the Championships. Please note – certain final appearances will be subject to progression through the heats.
SportsAid athletes had huge success at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with 139 medals – 40 gold, 54 silver and 45 bronze - won across 18 sports. The charity’s recipients contributed to 61% of the podium finishes delivered by the Home Nations during 11 days of world-class action. Swimming saw the best return for SportsAid athletes with 25 medals celebrated at the Optus Aquatic Centre.
The final weekend of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games saw SportsAid alumni contribute eight gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals for Team England, Team Scotland and Team Northern Ireland. There was great success in the team sports as England won gold in netball, silver in the women’s basketball and two bronze medals in the hockey as well as the rugby sevens. SportsAid alumni have finished the Games with 139 medals.
SportsAid alumni delivered 11 medals on day nine of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with Niamh Emerson, 18, producing a real highlight by securing bronze in the heptathlon for Team England. Team Scotland’s Grace Reid claimed gold in the diving while Team Wales saw double silver success in rhythmic gymnastics and wrestling through Laura Halford and Kane Charig respectively.