Minimaster Chloe interviews Richard Whitehead to mark 100 days until the World Para Athletic Championships London 2017.
Wednesday 5 April 2017 marks exactly 100 days until the start of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017. From the 14 – 23 July 2017, fans will witness some of the world’s greatest athletes competing at the stunning Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in the vast London Stadium.
Previously home to the London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, this year is set to match the atmosphere of those truly spectacular events, hosting both the Para Athletics Championships and the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Double Paralympic 100m champion Jonnie Peacock has urged the public to support the Para Athletic events, harking back to his famous T44 100m final, where he was forced to shush the enthusiastic crowd.
“The London 2012 Paralympics were surreal,” he says. “To hear the crowd chant my name was amazing and I couldn’t believe I had to tell them to be quiet. That gave me such a buzz on the blocks and look what happened afterwards. I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to go back to the Stadium and recreate that amazing moment at the World Para Athletics Championships this summer.”
Three-time IPC World Championship gold medalist Richard Whitehead will also be competing at the event. His achievements include gold medals in Rio 2016 and London 2012, for the T42 200m race.
Minimaster Chloe and family visited the training track at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to find out more from Richard Whitehead, including just what will make this summer such a spectacular event.
Watch when Richard had to say below:
Tickets are available now for the World Para Athletic Championships, taking place at London Stadium from the 14 – 23 July 2017. Grab them now to be part of the unmissable action.