Australia at the 2020 Summer Paralympics

Australia will be participating at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, from 25 August to 6 September 2020.

Australia at the
2020 Summer Paralympics
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IPC codeAUS
NPCAustralian Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.paralympic.org.au
in Tokyo
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Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

AdministrationEdit

In May 2017, Paralympics Australia announced Kate McLoughlin as the Chef de Mission, McLoughlin held the position at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.[1] In November 2019, wheelchair rugby player Ryley Batt and table tennis player Daniela di Toro, were named as co-captains.[2]

FundraisingEdit

Paralympics Australia is aiming to send one of Australia’s largest ever Paralympic Teams to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at a cost in excess of $10 million. Athletes from more than 15 sports will be supported by pilots and guides for vision impaired athletes, ramp assistants for boccia athletes, coaches, managers and operational personnel including medical, technical, and administration staff. In February 2019, the Australian Government announced funding of $8 million to effectively manage the planning, coordination and delivery of the Australian Paralympic Team at 2020 Toyko Paralympics. Paralympics Australia aims to raise the outstanding $2.5million for the 2020 Team through fundraising efforts, corporate sponsors and State Government support.[3]

EventsEdit

On 31 January 2015, the IPC officially announced that badminton and taekwondo had been added to the Paralympic programme for 2020, which will replace 7-a-side football and sailing (both dropped due to an insufficient international reach).[4]

ArcheryEdit

Archer Jonathon Milne has qualified for the men's individual compound open event.[5]

AthleticsEdit

BadmintonEdit

BocciaEdit

CyclingEdit

EquestrianEdit

GoalballEdit

ParacanoeingEdit

ParatriathlonEdit

RowingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Table tennisEdit

After the 2019 Oceania Para Table Tennis Championships, four Australian table tennis players have qualified.[6][7]

TaekwondoEdit

Wheelchair basketballEdit

Wheelchair rugbyEdit

Wheelchair tennisEdit

BroadcastingEdit

Seven West Media has signed an agreement with the Australian Paralympic Committee for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "McLoughlin begins her second term as Australian Paralympic Chef de Mission". Paralympics Australia website. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Di Toro and Batt to captain 2020 Australian Paralympic Team". Paralympics Australia. 26 November 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Federal Government boost for Australia's 2020 Paralympic Team". Paralympics Australia website. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  4. ^ "IPC announces final Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme". International Paralympic Committee website. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Paralympic Games 2020 Qualification Places" (PDF). ianseo.net. 9 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Titles retained, titles regained; familiar names secure Darwin podium places". International Table Tennis Federation. 2 May 2019.
  7. ^ "ITTF Oceania Para TT Championships". International Para Table Tennis Federation. 9 June 2019.
  8. ^ Knox, David. "Seven announces Paralympics Tokyo 2020 deal". TV Tonight website. Retrieved 6 February 2019.

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