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Star-studded field for season-opening Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai
Star-studded field for season-opening Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai

Dubai, Feb 13 : A galaxy of stars, including Paralympic and world championship winners, will return to their favourite hunting ground as the emirate gets ready to host the season-opening 15th Fazza International Para Athletics Grand Prix – Dubai 2024 at the Dubai Club for People of Determination grounds from Tuesday.

The event, which is set to witness 573 athletes from 71 nations in action for four days, holds significance in gaining important world ranking points on the road to Kobe 2024 World Para Athletics Championships in May and Paris 2024 Paralympic Games in August besides celebrating its 15th anniversary, a milestone the local organisers are immensely proud  Strong line-up  The star-studded line-up includes legends like Marcel Hug of Switzerland, a six-time Paralympic champion and a regular at the Dubai Grand Prix, who will be challenged by legendary British wheelchair racer David Weir. 

Weir, one of the most successful and celebrated Para athletes in the history of the sport with 10 medals, will be making his first appearance at the event and his presence will make the men’s 400m T54 races the highlights of the championships. 

The women’s field includes greats including Great Britain’s wheelchair racing legends Catherine Debrunner (women’s 400m, 800m T53) and Hannah Cockroft (women’s 100m, 800m T34) who will be aiming to extend their good run in Dubai. They already have had a fabulous start to the season with gold medal-winning shows in the 12th Sharjah International Open Para Athletics Meeting 2024.

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