650 swimmers from 80 countries took part in the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships in September at the London Aquatics Centre
Built for London 2012, the venue hosted swimming at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and stepped in to host the championships after Malaysia was stripped of the event when the Malaysian government would not agree to allow Israeli athletes to compete.
Great Britain finished second in the medals table with 19 gold, 14 silver, and 14 bronze medals. The USA finished fifth, with 14 golds. The Championships were one of six qualifying events for Tokyo 2020 being held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the run up to next year’s Games.
The Championships were broadcast around the world, with Channel 4 livestreaming all sessions on the C4 Paralympics website and providing live coverage in the UK of all evening sessions on More 4.
Over 3,000 school children attended the heats as part of the Mayor of London’s sports programme, and evening sessions sold out with fans flocking to relive the spirit of London 2012.
The event was delivered by British Swimming, supported by UK Sport, GLL at the London Aquatics Centre, the Mayor of London, and the London Legacy Development Corporation which runs Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
2019 World Para Swimming Championships
The 2019 World Para Swimming Championships is the 2019 edition of the World Para Swimming Championships run by the International Paralympic Committee.
Athletes participating: 637
Nations participating: 73
Venue: London Aquatics Centre
Date: 9 – 15 September