Incheon All Set for the 2014 Asian Para Games

The port city of Incheon, South Korea is all geared up to host the 2014 Asian Para Games from 18 to 25 October.

Close to 2500 athletes and more than 1000 officials from 41 National Paralympic Councils will be involved in 23 sports throughout the seven days of competition. From this list of 23, the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games features four new sports – lawn bowls, sailing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair dance sport – compared to the Guangzhou 2010 edition.

The 19 Paralympic sports of archery, athletics, boccia, cycling, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis already have a strong following worldwide and are expected to draw the crowds. However, the four non-Paralympic sports of badminton, lawn bowls, tenpin bowling and wheelchair dance sport are steadily gaining popularity among sports enthusiasts.

With approximately 400 events offering more than 500 medals, audiences can expect to witness world class Para athletes compete at the highest level as these Games are also significant because they allow participants to collect qualification points towards the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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