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World Parathletics Championships take Centre Stage in London



On Friday 14th July the World Parathletics Championships will begin in the Olympic Park for 10 days and 16 sessions of non-stop Paralympic action. The event will bring back memories of London 2012 where British Paralympians took 120 medals (34 of which were gold), only to be surpassed by Rio with 147 medals (64 gold) and finishing 1 place better in the medal table behind China in 2nd place. The World Parathletics Championships is a chance to build on this success and the Paralympic movement with thousands expected at the renovated Olympic Park to cheer on the athletes.

Athletes to watch out for include:

Richard Whitehead – T42 200m

Richard is the current Paralympic and World Champion in the T42 200m and will be bidding to become a 3 time World Champion when he takes to the track on Saturday.Check out his latest promo video in conjunction with BP ahead of the games.

You can follow Richard @Marathonchamp and he will be in action as follows:

  • T42 200m Final: Saturday 15th July at 20:29

Jonnie Peacock – T44 100m

Following his success in both London and Rio, Jonnie will be taking to the stage to cement his position as one of the all time 100m runners greats.

To keep up to Jonnie follow him @JonniePeacock and watch out for him as follows:

  • T44 100m Heats: Sunday 16th July at 19:10
  • T44 100m Final: Sunday 16th July at 20:57

Steph Reid – T44 Long Jump

Steph will be looking to build upon her success in Rio where she took home a silver medal with another outstanding performance on home soil, where she also took silver back in 2012.

You can follow her progress @runjumpstefreid and she will be in action as follows:

  • T44 Long Jump Final: Saturday 15th July at 11:00

Sophie Kamlish – T44 100m & 200m

In Rio 2016 Sophie broke the world record for the T44 100m during the heats, meaning she is going into the World Parathletics Championships on a high and ready to deliver.

You can follow all her progress @sophiekamlish and see her in action as follows:

  • T44 100m Heats: Monday 17th July at 12:28
  • T44 100m Final: Monday 17th July at 20:20
  • T44 200m Heats: Saturday 22nd July at 11:50
  • T44 200m Final: Sunday 23rd July at 18:10

Dave Henson – T42 100m & 200m

Dave took bronze in the T42 200m finals in Rio 2016, with a silver at the European Championships in the same year and is in fine form. He will be challenging Richard Whitehead in London for the coveted title of T42 200m World Champion whilst also challenging for the T42 100m title:

  • T42 200m Final: Saturday 15th July at 20:29
  • T42 100m Heats: Monday 17th July at 11:52
  • T42 100m Final: Monday 17th July at 20:00

Dave Henson – T42 100m & 200m

Dave took bronze in the T42 200m finals in Rio 2016, with a silver at the European Championships in the same year and is in fine form. He will be challenging Richard Whitehead in London for the coveted title of T42 200m World Champion whilst also challenging for the T42 100m title:

  • T42 200m Final: Saturday 15th July at 20:29
  • T42 100m Heats: Monday 17th July at 11:52
  • T42 100m Final: Monday 17th July at 20:00

Follow him @leglessBDH

Luke Sinnott – T42 Long Jump

With a personal best of 6.39m which he obtained this year Luke is in perfect form to jump big in London in the T42 long jump. You can see him in action as follows:

  • T42 Long Jump Final: Tuesday 18th July at 10:36

You can download a complete schedule for the tournament here.

We wish all of our athletes the very best of luck!