Athletics

The track and field events at ParaSport® competitions generally attract the largest number of athletes and spectators. They offer a wide range of competitions and the largest number of events. Advances in technology and athletes’ dedication to the sport have made once unimaginable feats become realities. Some compete in wheelchairs, others with prostheses and athletes with blindness/visual impairment compete with the guidance of a sighted companion. Athletes compete according to their functional classifications in each event and these events are continually being redefined to include as many athletes as possible.

Athletics includes:

  • Track events: sprint (100m, 200m, 400m), middle distance (800m, 1500m), long distance (5,000m, 10,000m)
  • Jumping events: High Jump, Long Jump
  • Throwing events: Discus, Shot Put, Javelin & Club Throw