Preview: Table tennis players to go for gold in October
October will be headlined by the 2017 International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (World Intellectual Impairment Sport) World Table Tennis Championships.
World Intellectual Impairment Sport World Table Tennis Championships
The event in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, will run from 21-29 October and attract some of the sport’s biggest names.
Amongst those expected to compete are the Hong Kong duo of Ka Man Wong and Mui Wui NG.
Mui Wui NG is a bronze medallist from the women’s singles at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She beat defending champion Wong to the final podium spot last year.
The table tennis Worlds will also be the first World Intellectual Impairment Sport competition to feature the trial of eligibility groups for Down’s syndrome and autism.
Around 65 athletes from 14 countries are expected to compete in Hradec Kralove. Updates and pictures will be available at World Intellectual Impairment Sport’ Facebook and Twitter throughout the event.
World Championships for Judoka
The German Judo Federation will host the competition for athletes with an intellectual impairment in Cologne between 19-22 October. It is being sanctioned by the International Judo Federation and World Intellectual Impairment Sport.
7th World Para Taekwondo Championships
The world’s best para-athletes will return to the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park on 19 October.
This includes those competing in Poomsae P20, for athletes with an intellectual impairment.
2017 World Intellectual Impairment Sport European Handball Championships
World Intellectual Impairment Sport Europe are organising this competition which takes place in Cavalaire, France, between 4-8 October.
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