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PREVIEW: World Para-Athletics Championships

PREVIEW: World Para-Athletics Championships

Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Wednesday, 12 July 2017/Categories: News

12 July 2017


PREVIEW: World Para-Athletics Championships


The countdown is on and in just three days the World Para-Athletics Championships commence in London. On Saturday morning AEST, 10 NSW athletes will be in action across the 10-day meet. We will see the finest para athletes vying for gold against 130 nations. Uniquely this will be the first occasion the para and able-body world championships have been held in conjunction, at the same city and venue. The IAAF World Championships commence 11 days later.


Two NSW athletes arrive in London as defending champions, Angie Ballard T53 200m and 400m, and Wagga’s Scott Reardon in the T42 100m.


Ballard, is contesting a women’s record seventh games and has won 10 medals, second only to her former coach, Louise Sauvage with 13 medals.



Days are AEST


Day 1

Sat AM – nil


Day 2

Sat PM

Sarah Walsh – T44 long jump

Guy Henly – F37 discus

Angie Ballard – T54 1500m heat


Sun AM

Angie Ballard – T53 200m final


Day 3

Sun PM

Kurt Fearnley – T54 1500m heat

James Turner – T36 200m heat


Mon AM

Carly Salmon – T35 200m final

Kurt Fearnley – T54 1500m final


Day 4

Mon PM

Erin Cleaver – T38 long jump final

Angie Ballard – T54 1500m final

Scott Reardon – T42 100m heat


Tue AM

Scott Reardon – T42 100m final

James Turner – T36 200m final


Day 5

Tue PM

Angie Ballard – T53 400m heat


Wed AM



Day 6

Thu AM

Carly Salomon – T35 100m final

Angie Ballard – T53 400m final


Day 7

Fri AM

Rae Anderson – F38 discus final


Day 8

Sat AM

Evan O’Hanlon – T38 100m heat & final

James Turner – T36 400m final


Day 9

Sat PM

Kurt Fearnley – T54 5000m heat

James Turner – T36 800m heat


Sun AM

Erin Cleaver – T38 100m final


Day 10

Mon PM

Angie Ballard – T53 100m heat & final


Tue AM

Angie Ballard – T53 800m final

James Turner – T36 800m final

Kurt Fearnley – T54 5000m final



The championships will be available for viewing on live stream. Read more details here:




The full list of selected NSW athletes are:


MEN (5):
100m: Evan O’Hanlon (T38), Scott Reardon (T42)
200m: James Turner (T36, NSW)
400m: James Turner (T36, NSW)
800m: James Turner (T36, NSW)
1500m: Kurt Fearnley (T54, NSW)
5000m: Kurt Fearnley (T54, NSW)
Discus Throw: Guy Henly (F37, NSW)

WOMEN (5):
Angela Ballard (T53), Erin Cleaver (T38), Carly Salmon (T35)
200m: Angela Ballard (T53), Carly Salmon (T35)
400m: Angela Ballard (T53)

800m: Angela Ballard (T53)

1500m: Angela Ballard (T53)

Long Jump: Erin Cleaver (T38), Sarah Walsh (T44)
Discus Throw: Rae Anderson (F37)
Javelin: Rae Anderson (F37)


Sydney-based Western Australian:

800m: Madison de Rozario (T53)

1500m: Madison de Rozario (T53)

5000m: Madison de Rozario (T53)



Team announcement and interview with Carly Salmon and Angie Ballard here.

Athletics Australia preview here.

David Tarbotton and Ron Bendall for Athletics NSW

Image: Carly Salmon, James Turner & Sarah Walsh (image courtesy of David Tarbotton)


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