With the IPC World Para Athletics Championships 2017 about to take centre stage at the London Stadium, a number of Scottish Athletes will be out to make their mark on the largest event since last year’s Paralympic Games in Rio.
The Championships kick off on Friday 14 July, where our very own Jo Butterfireld, Stef Reid, Sammi Kinghorn and Maria Lyle, will be amongst the very best that Para Athletics has to offer. A noticeable absentee will be double Paralympic Champion, Libby Clegg, who misses the event through injury.
Reigning F51 club throw World Champion (and Paralympic Champion), Jo Butterfield, is our first athlete in action as she aims to defend the title she claimed in Doha in 2015. She kicks off her Championships on Friday evening at 19:20.
Scottish Athletes’ Schedule (subject to change so check official website for updates):
Friday 14 July: 19.20 F51 club throw final – Jo Butterfield
Sat 15: 11.00 T44 long jump final – Stef Reid
Sat 15: 19.18 F52 discus final – Jo Butterfield
Sat 15: 21.41 T53 200m final – Sammi Kinghorn
Sun 16 20.10 T35 200m final – Maria Lyle
Tue 18 12.50 T53 400m heats – Sammi Kinghorn
Wed 19: 20.05 T35 100m final – Maria Lyle
Wed 19: 21.12 T53 400m final – Sammi Kinghorn (if qualifying)
Sun 23 11.00-11.15 T53 100m heats – Sammi Kinghorn
Sun 23 12.45 T53 100m final – Sammi Kinghorn (if qualifying)
Sun 23 18.51 T53 800m final – Sammi Kinghorn
Channel 4 is covering the IPC World Championships 2017 and events can be watched on TV or through their website http://www.channel4.com/programmes/world-para-athletics-london-2017
To be kept fully up-to-date on events in London, the following websites and Twitter feed will be useful: