Commonwealth Sport is unique in uniting all our athletes, Para and non-Para in one completely, integrated competition programme with a single opening and closing ceremony, as well as a single medals table and a completely accessible athletes’ village. 

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, hosted the largest-ever programme that integrated Para athletes and this year, we celebrated the first para programme in a Youth Games  at the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games.

Through our GAPS programme, developed in partnership with Griffith University, the CGF offers support for Para athletes and their coaches. This unique programme provides additional skills, knowledge and resources, whether it is essential information about training regimes, performance planning, sport sciences or strength and conditioning. Since 2016, 240 individuals have benefited from this programme and in 2022 the programme delivered its first Gold Medal when Nigeria’s Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu threw a Para Discus world record.

Today on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, promoted by the United Nations, Commonwealth Sport celebrates some of our superb Para Athletes who competed at the Games.