'Time to set your alarms!': World reacts to Paralympic schedule announcement

Charlotte Henshaw of Great Britain competes in the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow, Scotland.
Charlotte Henshaw of Great Britain competes in the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic competition schedule has been announced, and athletes around the world are training hard to prepare for the action which gets underway in just over a years' time.

Starting on 24 August, the Paralympic Games will feature 539 events across 22 sports hosted at 21 venues, with the most popular events spread throughout the Games to ensure both spectators and viewers at home can see the highs and lows from beginning to end.

It promises to be a sporting extravaganza – and here’s just some of the reaction to the announcement pouring in:

Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said: "The announcement of the competition schedule is always a key milestone for all Paralympic Games.

"With just over one year to go, Para athletes can now see when they will be competing and spectators can start to plan which events they either want to attend in person or view on television. We are pleased that this schedule has been finalised so quickly following March’s postponement and that it again follows timings that are suitable for a family audience to engage with the Games."

Building the hype!

World ParaVolley have set their alarms for 27 August 2021, the day the sitting volleyball competition begins in Tokyo.

Monday motivation doesn't get better than this

British Paralympian Ali Jawad is starting the week in style following the announcement of the powerlifting schedule.

Mark your calendars!

For Para Swimming, 25 August to 3 September are the only dates that matter, as the Tokyo Aquatics Centre gets ready to host athletes from across the world next year.

Same goal, different date

Team GB swimmer Charlotte Henshaw is looking forward to the main event, as Paralympians from 22 different sports get to showcase their talents next year.

Ready to thrill the world

Great Britain's world no.1 judoka Christopher Skelley is raring to show the world what his country's athletes are capable of.

167 medals on offer

Para Athletics will feature the most events at next year's Games in Tokyo, with the action beginning on 27 August.

The choice is yours

Football? Judo? Goalball? Take your pick. They're just three of the sports taking centre stage during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.