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Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships

Kobe Hosts the 11th Edition of the Para Athletics World Championships

From May 17 to 25, 2024, Kobe, Japan, hosted the 11th edition of the Para Athletics World Championships. This grand event saw over 1,000 athletes from more than 100 nations competing in 168 medal events, including 92 for men, 75 for women, and one mixed event.


A Historic Venue for a Landmark Event

Held at the renowned Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, a premier multi-purpose stadium constructed for the 1985 Summer Universiade, the championships marked the first time the Para Athletics World Championships took place in East Asia. It was also the third time the event was hosted in Asia, following Doha 2015 in Qatar and Dubai 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.


Stellar Performances by MTC Dome Podium Athletes

Among the athletes who competed, the MTC Dome Podium participants shone brightly. Bradley Murere, competing in the 100m, and Chris Kinda, who took part in both the 400m and 100m events, guided by Kelvin Goagoseb, delivered outstanding performances.


Notable Achievements and Rankings

Bradley Murere's participation was particularly notable as he improved his African ranking, now standing as the second-ranked athlete in Africa for the T46 100m category. Meanwhile, Chris Kinda achieved remarkable success by winning the gold medal in the T11 400m event, demonstrating exceptional prowess and dedication.


Inspiring Performances and Unforgettable Moments

The Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships were not only a showcase of athletic excellence but also a celebration of determination, resilience, and the spirit of sportsmanship. The event left a lasting impact, inspiring athletes and spectators alike with unforgettable performances and remarkable achievements.




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