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.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are fast approaching with hundreds of SportsAid athletes bidding to bring medals home. The Games will provide emerging talent with the chance to announce themselves on the international stage as they compete alongside well-established athletes from across the Commonwealth. Erin Wallace, Molly Kingsbury and Rhys Jones are just three of those hopefuls raring to go.
British ice dancer Lewis Gibson has just gained the perfect insight into what to expect from an Olympic Games as he bids to qualify for Beijing 2022 with skating partner Lilah Fear. The duo were selected by the BOA to travel to PyeongChang as part of its Ambition Programme. The trip allowed them to experience the Games from the inside as they watched action across a number of sport while also seeing the Olympic Village up close.
ParalympicsGB are heading to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games looking to eclipse the six medals they won in Sochi. Reigning Paralympic champion and SportsAid alumna Kelly Gallagher is among a 17-strong squad targeting a minimum of seven podium finishes set by UK Sport. Seven previous SportsAid beneficiaries will be competing in South Korea including teenage para alpine skiers Millie Knight and Menna Fitzpatrick.