Seven signs renewal with Paralympics Australia prior to 2022 World Para Swimming Championship

Seven would broadcast the World Para Swimming Championship for the second time.

Seven Network and Paralympics Australia have extended their cooperation where the former will televise the 2022 World Para Swimming Championship in Portugal.

The 21-member Australian squad includes 19 swimmers that participated in Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

Seven would broadcast the World Para Swimming Championship for the second time, becoming the first Australian broadcast channel to telecast the event when it was hosted in London in 2019.

From 9.00 AM AEST every morning, the World Para Swimming Championships would be aired live on 7plus, with a daily showcase presentation re-capping the best bits of the day.

Managing Director, Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin said, “Ahead of the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games, we know that Australians are counting down the days to watch our beloved Aussies in the pool. There is no better way to gear up for the Commonwealth Games than the World Para Swimming Championships.

Australians embraced our incredible Paralympians during Tokyo 2020 and now we can unashamedly get behind them yet again as they take on the rest of the world in Portugal.

“The best place to witness all the action of the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships is right here on Seven, Your Home of Sport.”

Paralympics Australia Chief Executive, Catherine Clark said, “This is great news for sports lovers around Australia who now have another chance to follow our top swimmers beyond their amazing feats at the Paralympic Games.

“I applaud the Seven Network for continuing to be a world leader in coverage of Para-sport. Since our relationship with Seven began before Rio 2016, they have delivered expert broadcasting, giving millions of Australians the opportunity to support our athletes and learn more about them and the Paralympic movement. It’s a relationship we are very proud of.

“Our Para-swimmers were incredible in Tokyo, claiming eight gold medals and 33 medals in total, and winning scores of new fans back home. They’ve continued training extremely hard in preparation for these Championships, which is a benchmark event, and I’m sure that knowing they have an Australian audience willing them on will give them a huge boost.”

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