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Paralympic sports - 02. May 2009.

Shelley Woods to compete at BT Paralympic World Cup


GB athlete Shelly Woods (Blackpool)  fresh from competing in the London Marathon is set to compete at this years BT Paralympic World Cup.


A further 23 British athletes will join the trio back on the track and field for the first international elite disability competition of the London Olympiad.



London Marathon-Woods finished sixth in the women’s race will compete along with: Kieron Murphy (Sutton Coldfield), Thomas Green (Milton Keynes), Richard Schabel (East Grinstead), Graeme Ballard (Chorley), Benjamin Rushgrove (Bath), Lee Hunter (Redcar), Michael Churm (Manchester), John McFall (Cardiff), Ian Jones (Manchester), Daniel West (Carrington), Nathan Stephens (Bridgend), Daniel Nobbs (Norwich), Robin Womack (Southend), Brian Alldis (Bury St Edmunds), Libby Clegg (Newcastleton), Katrina Hart (Redditch), Jenny McLoughlin (Stockport) Hazel Simpson (Sunderland) Sophie Hancock (Loughborough), Kim Minett (Fareham), Kate Arnold (Newport), Victoria Silk (Folkestone) and Pippa Dale (Cambridgeshire).



The confirmed GB athletes are:


Kieron Murphy           F32/51 Club   

Thomas Green             F32/51 Club   

Richard Schabel          F32/51 Club   

Graeme Ballard           T36 100m/200m         

Benjamin Rushgrove   T36 100m/200m         

Lee Hunter                  T36 100m/200m         

Michael Churm           T37 100m/200m         

John McFall                T42 100m/200m         

Ian Jones                     T44 100m/400m         

Daniel West                T54-57 Shot   

Nathan Stephens         T54-57 Shot   

Daniel Nobbs              T54-57 Shot   

Robin Womack           T54-57 Shot   

David Weir                 T54 800m/1500m       

Danny Crates              T46 800m       

Brian Alldis                 T54 1500m     

Libby Clegg                T12 100m/200m         

Katrina Hart                T36/37 100m/200m    

Jenny McLoughlin      T36/37 100m/200m    

Hazel Simpson            T36/37 100m/200m    

Sophie Hancock          F40 Shot/Discus         

Kim Minett                 F40 Shot        

Kate Arnold                T46 100m/200mt

Shelly Woods              T54 800m/1500m       

Victoria Silk                F40 Shot/Discus         

Pippa Dale                   F40 Discus     


The BT Paralympic World Cup is the first major multi-sport elite disability event to be staged since the Beijing Paralympic Games and major international stars and a strong British contingent are expected.

The competition will be staged in Manchester from 20-25 May, with over 400 competitors from over 31 countries scheduled to compete.


Athletes will compete in four sports at world class competition venues in Manchester: wheelchair basketball and athletics hosted at the Manchester Regional Arena, swimming at the Manchester Aquatics Centre and track cycling at the Manchester Velodrome.


Tickets for the BT Paralympic World Cup are now on sale and can be purchased via the event website: www.btparalympicworldcup.com or the ParalympicsGB website: www.paralympics.org.uk or by calling 0844 8471622. Tickets cost £3 per session.


BT is the title sponsor of the Paralympic World Cup; the sponsorship runs up to and includes the 2012 BT Paralympic World Cup.


The official 2009 stakeholders of the BT Paralympic World Cup are the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), Manchester City Council and UK Sport.


The BT Paralympic World Cup is held in association with ParalympicsGB and sanctioned by the IPC, the UCI and the IWBF.


The BBC, the official televised partner to the event, will broadcast live from the Manchester Aquatics Centre on Monday 25 May 2009 on BBC Television.


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