What are the paralympic classifications?

Classifications are essential to ensure fairness between athletes within events.

When athletes compete in a paralympic competition, they are first classified in a disability category governed by a classification system. This classification is carried out by medical and technical professionals whose job it is to assess the impact of the disability on the athlete's sporting ability and performance.

There is no common classification system for all sports, because of their history and the way they are practised, each discipline has its own system.


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