Para-Swimming programme reduced for Tokyo 2020

5 Sep 2017

The International Paralympic Committee has announced that the number of events on the Para-Swimming programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be reduced.

The total number of medal events will fall from 152 to 146, that’s six less than the number that featured on the competition programme for Rio 2016 last year.

The breakdown of the events will consist of 76 men’s events, 67 women’s events and 3 mixed medal opportunities.

"In determining the final Tokyo 2020 programme we wanted to increase the number of slots for female athletes and athletes with high support needs,” IPC President Sir Philip Craven said. 

"At the same time we did not want to increase costs for the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee having already identified a number of cost savings. 

"We believe we have achieved all of our objectives and delivered a programme that will showcase the best of what Paralympic sport and Paralympic athletes have to offer at Tokyo 2020."

The final detailed competition programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be released towards the end of 2017.