With the summer season now in full swing, the world’s best athletes with an intellectual impairment continue their quest for glory on the global stage in August.
2017 World Intellectual Impairment Sport World Cycling Championships
Athletes from nine countries, including hosts the Netherlands, will compete on the road between 1-4 August in and around Assen. The French duo of Jeremy Pereira and Aurelie Minodier are both defending champions, and will contest their titles in the men’s and women’s individual time trial and road race. A team time trial is also scheduled.
Route maps, results and entries are available at the Championships website.
Table tennis Asian Championships
From 23-31 August Para table tennis players will light up Beijing, China, for one of the most competitive regional Championships in the sport.
More information is available at the International Table Tennis Federation website.
2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships
The competition in Nottwil, Switzerland, is the first of its kind and will feature around 275 aspiring young athletes. These will include future stars of track and field with an intellectual impairment competing in T/F20 events.
Portugal’s Ana Filipe will compete on the back of a bronze medal in the women’s long jump T20 at July’s World Championships in London, Great Britain.
Expect a fast and furious few days between 3-6 August as athletes take to the notoriously fast track at the Sport Arena.
More information is available at World Para Athletics’ website.
2017 Pan American Para Taekwondo Championships
Featuring Poomsae for athletes with an intellectual impairment, the Pan Ams will see three age categories contested – junior (12-15 years), under 30 (16-29 years) and over 30.
The event will take place on 29 August in San Jose, Costa Rica.
More information is available at the Pan Am Taekwondo Union’s website.
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