Ireland will be represented at the 6th BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester this May by Double Paralympic Champion, Jason Smyth, and the Irish Cerebral Palsy Football Team.
The BT Paralympic World Cup is currently the largest international annual multi-sport competition in disability sport and has been staged annually in Manchester since 2005. The 2010 event, which is an invitational event, will host up to 400 athletes from 31 countries including star names such as South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius and Natalie du Toit.
Jason Smyth will compete in the T11-13 100m and 200m events on Tuesday 25th May. The CP Football Team will play in a four day round-robin event from Wednesday 26th – Saturday 29th May against Great Britain, The Netherlands and the USA.
Unfortunately, track cycling which had been a part of the Paralympic World Cup has been removed from the programme this year to make way for Cerebral Palsy Football.