38 Gold medals up for grabs in Para Athletics at the Gold Coast 2018March 28, 2018
Athletics, Swimming, Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Track Cycling, and Table Tennis will be the five sports which will feature para athletes at the Commonwealth Games. This includes the first ever wheelchair marathon at the Gold Coast. This is the largest contingent of Para Athletes at any of the Commonwealth Games.
This is a major step towards inclusion of the especially abled inn the sporting world. This would mark the 5th Commonwealth Games where especially abled have been allowed to compete. There are hopes of increasing the participation of these athletes in the future as well. A total of 300 para athletes will take part in this edition.