Japan Cancels Paralympic Swimming Trials Meet Due to Coronavirus

Japan Cancels Paralympic Swimming Trials Meet Due to Coronavirus

Due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Japanese Para-Swimming Federation has just canceled the Paralympic Swimming Trials (Spring Championships).

Originally slated for March 6th – March 8th in the Shizuoka Prefecture, the organization’s Trials are now in limbo, with the possibility of them being held towards the end of May instead.

Niigata Open and Kanazawa Open swimming competitions for able-bodied swimmers were both canceled by the Japanese Swimming Federation due to health concerns as well.

The action was undertaken due to the Japanese government’s request for the cancellation of large-scale sports and cultural events as the COVID-19 virus spreads worldwide.


Credit to Swim Swam website (News from March 2nd, 2020).

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