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New sports make their Paralympic case

New sports make their Paralympic case
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Eight sports - including golf, surfing and armwrestling - have put themselves forward for inclusion in the 2024 Paralympic Games programme.

In addition, three sports which are already part of the Tokyo Games in 2020 - wheelchair basketball, taekwondo and shooting - have made the case for additional disciplines of their sport to be included.

EIGHT SPORTS HOPING FOR 2024 SPOT

  • Golf
  • Surfing
  • Armwrestling 
  • CP Football
  • Powerchair Football
  • Karate
  • Para Dance Sport
  • Sailing

The International Paralympic Committee's governing board will meet on 27 January 2018 to decide which of the new sports and disciplines will progress to part two of the application process, as part of a 14-month exercise to help shape the programme for the Paris Games.

THREE SPORTS AIMING FOR EXTRA DISCIPLINES IN 2024

  •  Wheelchair Basketball - 3x3
  • Taekwondo - Poomsae
  • Shooting - Para trap shooting

“We truly believe that the application process to be included in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games sport programme will be the most competitive yet and this is reflected with the number of sports and disciplines expressing an interest for inclusion," said IPC president Andrew Parsons.

“No sport is guaranteed a place at Paris 2024 and the IPC will now analyse these applications to determine which sports and disciplines go forward to the next phase.

"In the second phase of this exercise the level of competition will increase dramatically as sports already on the Paralympic programme will enter the race.”