The Madeira 2020 World Para Swimming European Open Championships in Portugal have been rescheduled to 16-22 May 2021.
The European Championships were initially meant to take place from 17-23 May this year but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April, World Para Swimming announced the 2020 season would be put on hold until September to monitor the situation.
On Tuesday they – alongside the Madeira local organising committee – announced the rescheduled dates with the event serving for some as preparation for the Paralympic Games which will take place in Tokyo from 24 August-5 September.
As an Open event, athletes from all continents will be able to compete with around 500 swimmers from more than 50 countries expected at the Penteada Swimming Complex, in Madeira’s capital Funchal.
This will be the second time the Portuguese island hosts the Euros following the 2016 edition.
Madeira 2020 will be jointly