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World Para Athletics

Where: Olympic Park, London
When: 14-23 July
Why: To celebrate the best disabled athletes in the world

A feel-good event like no other

As the Official Legal Services Provider of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017, we are proud to have been part of such a stunning sporting spectacle with excitement and inclusivity in equal measure.

The event forms part of the Summer of World Athletics, when for the first time the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships will be held in the same city. In a refreshing change, the World Para Athletics Championships were up first and took their chance to steal the spotlight.

Why was it so special?

From 14 to 23 July, the London Stadium was a feel-good festival of inclusivity as disabled athletes from around the world completed for glory in front of thousands of fans.

The championships gave out 213 medal events, featuring approximately 1,300 athletes, held across 10 days.

The World Para Athletics Championships came to a close, with Great Britain picking up 18 gold medals at the London Stadium.

Hannah Cockroft was the star, winning gold in 100m T34, 400m T34, 800m T34, meaning she has still never been beaten in a global championship dating back to her first in 2011.

Pledge now

If you’ve not pledged to support Be Part Of It yet then why not use the World Para Athletics Championships as your inspiration?

If you went to watch the action live or cheered on from home then pledge now to show you supported disability sport. 

You may have actually taken part in the Championships, volunteered our helped someone else take part. 

Alternatively you could pledge to try an event featured in the World Para Athletics Championships or promise to take someone you know to a try-out session.

Once you’ve decided, head over to our pledge page and show how proud you are to Be Part Of It

How we’re involved

As the Official Legal Services Provider of the World Para Athletics Championships, we worked closely with the organisers to ensure everything is properly prepared and signed off before the event and are currently supporting them on a number of legal queries that were raised during the Championships.

Our partnership is part of our 'Don’t Quit, Do It' campaign to encourage more of the UK’s 12 million disabled people to get involved with sport.

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