London steps in as World Para-Swimming Championships host
Last Updated: 15/04/19 7:39am
London will host the rearranged 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships, World Para-Swimming has announced.
The move comes after the International Paralympic Committee decided to strip the original hosts, Malaysia, of the right to host the event citing concerns over the safety of Israeli athletes.
The event will now take place at the London Aquatics Centre, which hosted swimming events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, between September 9 and 15.
IPC President Andrew Parsons said: "We are delighted to announce London as the host city of the World Para-Swimming Championships.
"I cannot thank the Mayor of London, UK Sport and British Swimming enough for their outstanding efforts stepping in to stage and support this Championships, a key Tokyo 2020 qualifier, at such short notice.
"The London Aquatics Centre brings back many fantastic memories of the 2012 Paralympic Games and I am sure athletes will be greatly excited to return to such an iconic venue."