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Your Guide to Summer Wheelchair Sports

In summertime, the weather is fine most of the time and with many people taking days off from work and school, there will be plenty to do and see all over the country. This is also true for the disabled members of the community. Wheelchair sports will be conducted all over and all the best stars in the various games will be at their best as they have been constantly practicing for the games. This is the reason why you need to update your guide to summer wheelchair sports. For the athletes and spectators as well, it promises to be a splendid time that should not be missed by anybody. Here are some of the sports that are expected.

  • British Open Wheelchair Tennis, July 14th-19th in Nottingham: Top UK and world stars in the game are expected to grace this event which promises to be quite memorable for all the people who show up. Gordon Reid is the top-ranked wheelchair tennis in UK. The tourney in Nottingham will tell whether these ranking will change or not.
  • European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, 28th-7th September in Worcester: Teams from all over the continent will converge in Worcester city for the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships. With all top teams expected to challenge for the top honours, a high quality tournament is expected. It will be a unique opportunity for the residents and visitors of Worcester when the games begin as it promises to be a great event for the city as the top nations know that qualification to Rio 2016 will be on the line.
  • World Rowing Championships, 30th-6th Sept in Aiguebelette, France: Your guide to summer wheelchair sports will have to include the World Rowing Championships. Lac d’Aiguebelette is the next big event in the rowing calendar and para-rowing is firmly in the programme. Top competitors will be in central France this summer for world honours and para-rowing teams that qualified are all confident of a good showing there. Tom Aggar one of the best in the game could make an appearance and this would be great for the UK teams’ morale.
  • Para-archery World Championships, 23rd-30th August in Germany: With Iran’s Zahra Nemati having set a new world record in May, things are really turning to be interesting as competition gets hotter. The gold medalist in London 2012 will be there to seek more glory and it will be great to watch the best para-archers do what theydo best. T
  • European Wheelchair Rugby Championship, 13th-20th September in Pajulahti, Finland: This sport in Finland in mid-September will be a great championship to watch. With a new format introduced to accommodate qualification for Rio 2016, the hosts Finland will seek to impress on home soil as well as qualify to represent Europe in Rio next year. Before then though, there will be the 2015 Swiss Preparation Tournament in mid-July to look out for.

Getting to these events for able-bodied people should not be a problem. For wheelchair bound athletes and spectators though, this could be a challenge as it always is with all the mobility issues involved. Your guide to summer wheelchair sports should put you in the know on where the action will be. GM Coachwork Group can help you get there easily with wheelchair adaptable vehicles either for hire or for sale. Their experience in remodeling cars to suit the needs of wheelchair bound people is impressive as is their commitment to making mobility to and from vehicles as easy as possible. Use their no-obligation nationwide home demonstrations to your advantage and summer wheelchair games will not pass you by.

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