Athletics New Zealand has named a team of four athletes for the inaugural Para Athletics World Junior Championships in Notwill, Switzerland.
Sprinters Libby Leikis (Wellington) who has a T37 classification and Anna Stevens (Auckland), a T44 athlete will compete in their first ever world championship event. Both will contest the 100m and 200m events.
Palmerston North's Jack Lewer will contest the F20 shot put at the championships. Lewer set multiple New Zealand records during the NZ domestic season and competed in both the Para shot put and the able bodied events at the New Zealand Championships.
Guy Harrison from Hastings is selected in the T35 800m subject to obtaining international classification prior to the championships.
The championships will be held from 3 - 6 August 2016 and are an opportunity for New Zealand to blood some exciting young talent to take advantage of New Zealand's great showing at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
Libby Leikis Wellington T37 100m/200
Anna Stevens Auckland T44 100m/200
Jack Lewer Manawatu F20 Shot Put
Guy Harrison Hawkes Bay T35 800m
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