The Organising Committee of the Kobe 2022 World Para Athletics Championships has unveiled its official logo for the competition.
Launched at a ceremony in the Japanese city, the logo was revealed by chairperson of the organisers Akemi Masuda, Paralympic medallist Atsushi Yamamoto and logo designer Yoshi Nakatani.
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons, and the Mayor of Kobe, Kizo Hisamoto, both sent video messages congratulating the organisers for the event.
This logo depicts a huge wave, symbolising sports development and the values of Para-sport.
"The relaxed and free lines express the vibrancy of sports, while the vivid colouring excites the viewer's mind and express diverse values that coexist and harmonise with each other," said an IPC statement.
The logo also depicts Kobe landmarks such as Port Tower and the Maritime Museum and was designed to spread "a wave of peace and diversity through sports from Kobe".
Art director Nakatani won the contest to design the logo after a selection committee chose the emblem, in consultation with World Para Athletics.
Around 1,300 athletes from over 100 countries are set to compete at the World Para Athletics Championships from August 26 to September 4 2022 in the Universiade Memorial Stadium.
This competition was initially scheduled for September 2021, but was postponed by a year to avoid a clash with the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Tokyo 2020 was also postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now set to take place in 2021.