Malaysia was dislocated of its right to host the 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships by the International Paralympic Committee that would be held in Sarawak this July after Putrajaya has prohibited the participation of Israel in the sporting event.
The Paralympic Games clarified with the Paralympic Council of Malaysia in September 2017 when it signed the contract that all athletes are capable of participation in the event.
On top of that, there were a lot of changes such as Political leadership change and the new Malaysian government has different concepts as well.
IPC president Andrew Parsons focused on that all athletes have the ability to participate and all World Championships must be available to athletes. He also added when a host country eliminates a specific nation, for political causes, of course, they won’t have any alternative except search about a new Championships host and IPC would try to save the same condition and dates for the Championships.
Commenting on the matter, the IPC Athletes’ Council Chair Chelsey Gotell, they have been receiving lots of complaints and feedback from athletes which related to the situation in Malaysia.
The decision of IPC means that the World Para-Swimming Championships have been hindered for the second time after the two months delay in Mexico following an earthquake.