In the afterglow of Australia’s 22-medal haul at Doha 2015, the International Paralympic Committee has confirmed that Canberra (ACT) will host the opening leg of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Series on 6 February 2016.
Coinciding with the 2016 ACT Athletics Championships to deliver a bumper weekend of track and field in the nation’s capital, the confirmation of the event ensures a return of world-class para-athletics to our shores after Brisbane (Qld) played host in 2015.
Australia’s best para-athletes will compete, including Paralympic champion Evan O’Hanlon (ACT), world champions Scott Reardon (NSW), Isis Holt (Vic), Angela Ballard (NSW) and Madison de Rozario (WA), with the challenge for supremacy to come from a plethora of international starters from across the region.
ENTRY IS FREE!
Join us as we celebrate the countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
||Friday 5 - Sunday 7 February, 2016
||AIS Track and Field Facility, Masterman Street, Bruce, ACT. More information on the venue is available here.
||Entry is free
International Classification Dates: Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th February, 2016
Location: AIS Canberra, ACT Australia
All athletes intending on presenting will be required to be in Canberra by the evening of Tuesday 2nd February.
The classification schedule will be determined by the IPC, therefore we cannot take requests for preferred days/times to present.
The classification schedule will be communicated one week before the classification takes place.
All athletes who present for the International Classification will be required to stay in Canberra and compete in the IPC Grand Prix/ACT State Championships taking place from Friday 5th-Sunday 7th February 2016.
Australian athletes are able to compete in this competition without an International Classification, but they must have a National Classification prior to the event.
All International Athletes competing must have an International Classification to compete with an ‘International Confirmed’ status, or an ‘International Review’ status of 2017 or beyond.
Any athlete (Australian or International) with an International Classification status of ‘Review 2016’ or ‘Review (with no date)’ must present for International Classification prior to competition.
This opportunity will offer International Classification for athletes with a physical or an intellectual impairment (We will not be offering International Classifications for athletes with a visual impairment at this opportunity).
For enquiries relating to Classification, please contact Amy Hibbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other information regarding the event, please contact Belinda Bozin at email@example.com.