The 13th National Youth Para Games will be held from 14 to 17 May 2019 in Jeollabuk-do, Korea. It will be the biggest National Youth Para Games ever held, with 3,600 athletes and officials. This year, Sjoelen will be introduced as one of the exhibition sports as well. Last but not least, we will also open the KPC House during the Games, featuring many different activities for the visitors. Let’s get ready to join Para sports awareness raising program!
1) 2019 Busan Open International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
2019 Busan Open International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament was held from 3 to 6 April 2019.
Kim Kyu-seong(KOR), paired with World No.3 Koji Sugeno(JPN), beat Kim Myeong-jae(KOR) and Bryan Barten(USA) and secured this year’s Quad Doubles title.
*Kim Kyu-seong and Kim Myeong-jae won silver medal at the last 2018 Indonesia Asian Para Games.
2) The 23rd Daegu Open International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
The 23rd Daegu Open International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament was held from 9 to 13 April 2019. Many top ranked tennis players, including 108 athletes from 13 countries, participated in this tournament. Also, it is organized by JeonSeok Social Welfare Foundation, Korea Tennis Association for the Disabled and Daegu Sports Association for the Disabled.
3) 2019 Seoul Korea Open International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
2019 Seoul Korea Open International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament will be held from 16 to 20 April 2019, 204 athletes and officials. As ITF 1 Series, we expect to see high quality performance from top seeded athletes.
* In 2017, UNIQLO extends its sponsorship of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour for an additional five years through 2021. The agreement also sees UNIQLO continue its title sponsorship of the year-end UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters, and become an official partner of the BNP Paribas World Team Cup and title sponsor of the Wheelchair Tennis Rankings.
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, KPC, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Gangwon-do, POCOG, athletes and volunteers all gathered in PyeongChang Alpensia resort convention center attending the ceremony. The first session began with percussion and dance performances followed by celebratory message of IPC President, KPC President and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, children’s choir and magic show. The second session was led by representatives from IPC and POCOG titled “Beyond PyeongChang: design the future of the Paralympics.” The remarkable moments from one year anniversary not only brought back unforgettable moments and experiences of the Games to those who attended the ceremony, but showed that these lingering memories are still cherished in people’s heart.