World Para Athletics Championships

This sports event features athletics events contested by athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, organized by World Para Athletics. This year is its ninth edition and will be held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on 7–15 November.

More than 1,400 athletes from 122 countries are set to compete at the World Para Athletics Championships, the biggest qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Among the strong teams heading to Dubai in the United States with 43 athletes and Britain with 42.

Germany, another leading contender, is flying in with a strong squad of 32 and Australia has arrived with 37 athletes.

Mohamed Alhammadi, Noura Alktebi, and Sara Alsenani – the United Arab Emirates’ top Para-athletes – will be leading the host nation’s challenge as Dubai gears up to host the largest-ever World Para Athletics Championships next month.

Speaking at a press conference today, Thani Juma Berregad, chairman of the Dubai Club for People of Determination and Chairman of the Dubai 2019 Organising Committee, said: “We would like to thank the Dubai Sports Council for its support in organizing the competition.

“It will be the largest in the history [of Para athletics] where many countries were keen to participate.

“Dubai came to host this tournament because of [the city’s] reputation and strength and ability to organize major international events at the best international regulatory standards.”

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