The 2019 World Para Athletics Championships is an upcoming Paralympic track and field meet organized by the World Para Athletics subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee. It will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 7–15 November, 2019. It is the 9th edition of the event, formerly known as the IPC Athletics World Championship prior to 2017.
|Host city||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Dates||7 – 15 November|
|Live stream||Watch here|
100 m | 200 m | 400 m | 800 m | 1500 m | 5000 m | 4×100 m relay | High jump | Long jump | Shot put | Discus throw | Javelin throw | Club throw
The best para athletes of track and field are gathering in Dubai, UAE for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships from 7-15 November.
It’s the final Worlds before Tokyo 2020 with more than 1,400 athletes taking part.
There will be 95 men’s and 76 women’s events at the Dubai Club for People of Determination, plus one mixed universal 4×100m relay.
Olympic Channel will bring you all the coverage, with live streams (territorial restrictions may apply) as well as a daily live blog following all the developments at they happen in Dubai.
World Para Athletes to watch
Two of the biggest Para athletics stars of recent years, Jonnie Peacock and Tatyana McFadden, will not be in Dubai.
T44 sprinter Peacock has been unable to recover from injury, which leaves the path clear for Germany’s Johannes Floors to take the 100m title after finishing second behind the Briton at the 2017 Worlds.
Floors won 200m, 400m and sprint relay gold in London and will be hoping to add to his already impressive medal collection.
Meanwhile, wheelchair racer McFadden opted to focus on the New York City Marathon the weekend before the championships where she finished second.
McFadden’s younger sister Hannah will be in the UAE as part of a 63-strong American squad
Tokyo 2020 qualification
Spots for the Paralympics in the Japanese capital are on the line in Dubai.
The top four athletes in 90 men’s and 72 women’s events, and the top four teams in the mixed universal relay, will secure a quota spot for their National Paralympic Committee.
However, athletes cannot earn more than one spot, and so quotas earned from multiple events will be re-allocated. This includes athletes who have already secured their tickets to the Paralympics by virtue of placing in the top four at this year’s London Marathon, which doubled as the World Championships marathon event.
USA’s Daniel Romanchuk, Switzerland’s Marcel Hug, Tomoki Suzuki of Japan, and China’s Dai Yunqiang – the top four finishers in the T54 male wheelchair marathon in London – are therefore unable to clinch further quota spots for their countries through the Dubai World Championships.
T12 (visual impairment) world record holder Amin El-Chentouf, who won that category in London, also cannot secure another Tokyo 2020 spot for Morocco in Dubai.
World Para Athletics Championships live stream, tickets, schedule information
Olympic Channel will bring you all the coverage, with World para Athletics live streams (territorial restrictions may apply) as well as a daily live blog for the Championships.
General admission tickets are available, and can be bought from ticket offices at the Dubai Club for People of Determination on the day of competition. Each ticket costs 20 Emirati dirhams (around US $5.50) per session.
Finals will take place in both morning and evening sessions, with morning finals beginning on Saturday 9 November.
All schedule information is subject to change. Times shown are Dubai local time (UTC+4)
Thursday 7 November: Morning 0930–1200; Evening 1900–2230 (10 finals)
Friday 8 November: Morning 1000–1130; Evening 1800–2130 (12 finals)
Saturday 9 November: Morning 0900–1200 (5 finals); Evening 1800–2100 (20 finals)
Sunday 10 November: Morning 0855–1230 (7 finals); Evening 1800–2110 (14 finals)
Monday 11 November: Morning 0900–1210 (6 finals); Evening 1800–2130 (14 finals)
Tuesday 12 November: Morning 0900–1230 (5 finals); Evening 1800–2120 (18 finals)
Wednesday 13 November: Morning 0900–1140 (5 finals); Evening 1800–2100 (18 finals)
Thursday 14 November: Morning 0900–1220 (10 finals); Evening 1800–2120 (12 finals)
Friday 15 November: No morning session; Evening 1800–2000 (16 finals)