More than 230,000 tickets have been sold for the event in London

With three weeks to go until the start of the World Para Athletics Championships, organiser London 2017 Ltd has announced record sales with more than 230,000 tickets sold.

Sales are bigger than all of the previous eight editions of the championships combined and the biggest ever outside of a Paralympic Games.

Yet organisers are urging more fans to come and support the best para athletes in the world, launching their #FillTheStadium campaign to ensure as many supporters as possible pack the London Stadium at the event taking place between July 14-23.

Ed Warner, co-chair of London 2017, said: “We’re thrilled to have broken records for the best-ever selling World Para Athletics Championships, but we’re determined to make sure as many fans as possible are inside the stadium supporting those athletes.

“Unlike a Paralympics, this summer the World Para Athletics Championships comes before the IAAF World Championships and we want to make sure the stadium is rocking from the very start of the entire Summer of World Athletics.

“Para sport has an impact – it brings people together and it showcases the best of human achievement, so I call upon people to #FillTheStadium and support our best athletes this summer.”

Sir Philip Craven, IPC president, said: “Even before London 2017 begins, it is a record-breaking event in so many ways.  Organisers have already sold more tickets than all previous World Championships put together and I really believe that this event will be a celebration of everything that is great about Britain.

“I am fully confident London 2017 will be a very special event.  I fully support #FilltheStadium as it’s a chance to celebrate everything that is good about the human spirit and see first-hand how positivity can overcome negativity.

“Para athletes, including many from Great Britain, have been in record-breaking form already this year and I fully expect performance levels to step up another gear inside the tremendous London Stadium.”

The World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 kicks off the Summer of World Athletics and the biggest sporting event in the world in 2017 with the IAAF World Championships following at the London Stadium from August 4-13.