200m Individual Medley added to Paralympic swimming programme

swim2The IPC have confirmed that, subject to the normal event selection criteria, the 200 Individual Medley event has been added to the programme for the 2016 Paralympic Games for swimmers with an intellectual disability. This is in addition to the existing programme within the classification – 100m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke and 200m Freestyle.

The event featured in the recent IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal and will remain on the World Championship programme through to the Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

The announcement follows the earlier decision to add the 400m sprint to the athletics programme and brings the total number of medal events for athletes with an intellectual disability in Paralympic events to 18.