700 players from 44 teams are taking part in the seventh edition of the European Para Championship, which starts tomorrow and ends on Saturday (5 June) in Bydgoszcz.
The Pythagorean meeting was originally supposed to take place last year, but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will be the seventh edition for Europeans and the first in Poland.
And at the last European Championships held in Berlin, Germany in 2018, Britain won the medal table by winning 26 gold medals, ahead of Great Britain who finished second six times.
Alija Jerome and Michael Terras in D47, Christoph Segosa in D36, Michael Kudkowski in D37, Maggie Suchel in F32 and Barbara Bykhanovska in T20 will defend the European titles for some of the Polish stars.
Britain’s Steve Reed, Sophie Camish, Dutchman Fleur Zhang, Kimberly Alcamatt, Marilyn von Conceivingal, Spain’s Sarah Andrés Barrio and France’s Marie-Amelie Le Four will be looking for more medals in their group.
44 teams comprising 43 countries and athletics for people with special needs represented by Alia Issa.
Born in Greece to a family of Syrian refugees, she hopes the Paralympics will become the first refugee to take part in the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Issa participated in the F32 Women’s Championship on penalties for the club.
Bytcos 2021 marks the return of the exclusive backer from last year’s Netflix documentary to the main event for Jean-Baptiste Alice from France. Phoenix Rise On the history of the Paralympic movement.
Alice, who won bronze in Berlin 2018 in the men’s T64 long jump, will face Paralympic champion Marcus Rea on the first day of competition.
The European Championship 2021 will be broadcast live on the World Para Athletics website Facebook social network Location – although not in Poland, Spain and Great Britain.
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