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Paris to host para-athletics world championships

Indian Para-athletes like javelin thrower Sumit Antil, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Yogesh Kathunia, and Nishad Kumar will get a chance to test themselves ahead of the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games when the French capital hosts the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships from July 1-17, 2023.

Paris to host para-athletics world championships

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Dec 2021 8:47 AM GMT

BONN: Indian Para-athletes like javelin thrower Sumit Antil, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Yogesh Kathunia, and Nishad Kumar will get a chance to test themselves ahead of the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games when the French capital hosts the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships from July 1-17, 2023. This will be the first time that Paris will host the para-athletics world championships and will be a precursor to the Paralympics to be held a year later. The announcement of Paris as host city of the 11th edition of the biennial para-athletics event was made on Thursday by World Para Athletics, the French Handisport Federation (FFH), the NPC France, the City of Paris, the Ministry of Sport of France, the Ministry in charge of disabled people. The World Para Athletics Championships is set to be the biggest para-sport event to take place in the French capital before the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. IANS

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