London Aquatics Centre to host 2019 World Para-swimming Championships


London is to host the 2019 World Para-swimming Championships.

The competition will take place at the London Aquatics Centre from 9-15 September after original hosts Malaysia were stripped of the right to host the event.

Around 600 swimmers from 60 nations are set to take part in the Championships, which is a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) awarded the championships to London after failing to to receive necessary guarantees from the Malaysian government that Israeli para-swimmers could participate, free from discrimination, and safely.

It will be the second time that Great Britain has hosted the championships after Glasgow in 2015.


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