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IWAS World Games

IWAS World Games 2021

IWAS World Games 2021


IWAS 2021 World Games, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal



10-12 October 2021


Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal

Sports Programme

Athletics, powerlifting, cerebral palsy football

Join us in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) has revealed that Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal, will host the IWAS 2021 World Games from 10-12 October.

The multi-sport event will provide a platform for aspiring Paralympians in two sports – athletics and powerlifting. Cerebral palsy football will also join the programme.

The World Games will return to Vila Real de Santo Antonio for the second time. The 2017 edition was also held in the scenic city located at the eastern edge of The Algarve.

The IWAS 2021 World Games will be held at the self-contained Complexo Desportivo de Vila Real de Santo Antonio where facilities include a 50m swimming pool, athletics stadium and sports hall which will stage powerlifting.

IWAS is working to secure classifiers and sanctioning from the relevant International Federations.

About the IWAS World Games

Designed to give aspiring Paralympians and emerging athletes their first taste of international competition, the Games have helped produce many of the world’s big name stars.

These include the USA’s seven-time Paralympic track champion Tatyana McFadden and Great Britain’s double gold-medallist sprinter Jonnie Peacock. Germany’s long jump T44 world record holder Markus Rehm and Italian world and Paralympic wheelchair fencing title-holder Beatrice Vio have also competed.

Download the invitation for IWAS Members around the world for World Games 2021.


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