Girish Mahajan

Athletics at the 2000 Summer Paralympics

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Athletics at the 2000 Summer Paralympics

Athletics at the 2000 Summer Paralympics comprised a total of 234 events, 165 for men and 69 for women. Athletes were classified according to the extent and type of their disability.

  • Classes 11-13: visually impaired athletes
  • Class 20: intellectually disabled athletes
  • Classes 32-38: athletes with cerebral palsy; classes 32 to 34 competed while in wheelchairs
  • Classes 42-46: amputees and those with other disabilities (les autres)
  • Classes 51-58: athletes with spinal cord disabilities; these classes competed while in wheelchairs
  • Class numbers were preceded by a "T" for track events, an "F" for field events, and a "P" for the pentathlon. Lower class numbers corresponded to more severe disability. An exception to this classification scheme arose for athletes with severe cerebal palsy competing in field events; there were no F32 events, so athletes from this category instead competed in class F51 against athletes with spinal cord disabilities.

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    Athletics at the 2000 Summer Paralympics Wikipedia


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