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How does my impairment fit?

The International Paralympic committee (IPC) recognises six different impairment groups. These are:

  • Amputees
  • Athletes with cerebral palsy
  • Blind or visually impaired athletes
  • Spinal cord injured athletes
  • Athletes with an intellectual/learning disability
  • Other athletes (les autres) with a physical impairment, who do not fit into any of the above five groups

Additionally within the Deaflympic sport environment athlete with a level of deafness would be eligible to compete within their sport pathway.

Disability Sport Wales recognises that disabled people includes a lot more impairment groups, so works to increase the participation opportunities at all levels in relation to the disability social model.

Contact us for further information on what opportunities are open to you {Contact Us Tab}

 

Useful links

www.paralympic.org/classification

http://www.ukdeafsport.org.uk/

http://www.uksportsassociation.org/athlete_classification/index.html

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