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Paralympic athletics

Index Paralympic athletics

Paralympic athletics is a disabled sport practiced by athletes with a physical disability who have competed at separate international events since 1952. [1]

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Amputation

Amputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery.

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Athletics at the 1960 Summer Paralympics

Athletics at the 1960 Summer Paralympics consisted of 25 events, 13 for men and 12 for women.

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Athletics at the Summer Paralympics

Athletics has been contested at every Summer Paralympics since the first games in 1960.

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Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada or AC (Athlétisme Canada) is the national governing body of athletics in Canada, which includes track and field, cross-country running, road running, and race walking.

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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood.

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Club throw

The club throw is an athletic throwing event where the object is to throw a wooden club.

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Combined track and field events

Combined events are competitions in which athletes participate in a number of track and field events, earning points for their performance in each event, which adds to a total points score.

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Disabled sports

Disabled sports, also adaptive sports or parasports, are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities.

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Discus throw

The discus throw is a track and field event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt to mark a farther distance than their competitors.

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Dwarfism

Dwarfism, also known as short stature, occurs when an organism is extremely small.

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High jump

The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it.

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International Association of Athletics Federations

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics.

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International Paralympic Committee

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC; Internationales Paralympisches Komitee) is an international non-profit organisation and the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement.

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Javelin throw

The javelin throw is a track and field event where the javelin, a spear about in length, is thrown.

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Long jump

The long jump (historically called the broad jump in the USA) is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point.

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Long-distance running

Long-distance running, or endurance running, is a form of continuous running over distances of at least eight kilometres (5 miles).

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Marathon

The marathon is a long-distance race, completed by running, walking, or a run/walk strategy.

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Middle-distance running

Middle-distance running events are track races longer than sprints, up to 3000 metres.

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Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment.

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Pentathlon

A pentathlon is a contest featuring five events.

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Physical disability

A physical disability is a limitation on a person's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina.

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Relay race

A relay race is a racing competition where members of a team take turns completing parts of racecourse or performing a certain action.

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Shot put

The shot put (pronounced) is a track and field event involving "throwing"/"putting" (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy spherical object—the shot—as far as possible.

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Sighted guide

A sighted guide is a person who guides a person with blindness or vision impairment.

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Sport of athletics

Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking.

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Sprint (running)

Sprinting is running over a short distance in a limited period of time.

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Triple jump

The triple jump, sometimes referred to as the hop, step and jump or the hop, skip and jump, is a track and field event, similar to the long jump.

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Visual impairment

Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses.

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Wheelchair racing

Wheelchair racing is the racing of wheelchairs in track and road races.

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World Para Athletics Championships

The World Para Athletics Championships, known as the IPC Athletics World Championships prior to 2017, are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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10,000 metres

The 10,000 metres or 10,000-meter run is a common long-distance track running event.

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100 metres

The 100 metres, or 100-metre dash, is a sprint race in track and field competitions.

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1500 metres

The 1500 metres or 1,500-metre run (typically pronounced 'fifteen-hundred metres') is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics.

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200 metres

The 200 metres (also spelled 200 meters) is a sprint running event.

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4 × 100 metres relay

The 4 × 100 metres relay or sprint relay is an athletics track event run in lanes over one lap of the track with four runners completing 100 metres each.

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4 × 400 metres relay

The 4 × 400 metres relay or long relay is an athletics track event in which teams consist of four runners who each complete 400 metres or one lap.

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400 metres

The 400 metres, or 400 metre dash, is a sprinting event in track and field competitions.

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5000 metres

The 5000 metres or 5000-meter run (approximately 3.1 mi or 16,404 ft) is a common long-distance running event in track and field.

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800 metres

The 800 metres, or 800 meters (US spelling), is a common track running event.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralympic_athletics

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