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Cross country skiing at the 1988 Winter Paralympics

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Cross-country skiing at the 1988 Winter Paralympics consisted of 38 events, 23 for men and 15 for women.

Medal summary

The competition events were:

  • 2.5 km: - women
  • 5 km: men - women
  • 10 km: men - women
  • 15 km: men
  • 20 km: men
  • 30 km: men
  • 3x2.5 km relay: men
  • 3x5 km relay: - women
  • 4x5 km relay: men
  • 4x10 km relay: men
  • Each event had separate standing, sitting, or visually impaired classifications:

  • LW2 - standing: single leg amputation above the knee
  • LW 3 - standing: double leg amputation below the knee, mild cerebral palsy, or equivalent impairment
  • LW4 - standing: single leg amputation below the knee
  • LW5/7 - standing: double arm amputation
  • LW6/8 - standing: single arm amputation
  • LW9 - standing: amputation or equivalent impairment of one arm and one leg
  • Gr I - sitting: paraplegia with no or some upper abdominal function and no functional sitting balance
  • Gr II - sitting: paraplegia with fair functional sitting balance
  • B1 - visually impaired: no functional vision
  • B2 - visually impaired: up to ca 3-5% functional vision
  • References

    Cross-country skiing at the 1988 Winter Paralympics Wikipedia


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