What category is T13 in Paralympics?

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Athletes with a T13/F13 sport class have the least severe vision impairment eligible for Para athletics. They have the highest visual acuity and/or a visual field of less than 40 degrees diameter.

What is T13 category?

The T13 category is for athletes with a moderate visual impairment. Athletes in this category have a variety of visual impairments, but can typically recognize contours from a distance of 2 to 6 metres. Athletes in this category do not typically require a guide.

What are the T classifications in Paralympics?


  • F = Field athletes.
  • T = Track athletes.
  • 11–13 – Visual impairment. 11 and 12 compete with a sighted guide.
  • 20 – Intellectual impairment.
  • 31–38 – Cerebral palsy.
  • 40-41 athletes with dwarfism.
  • 42–46 – Amputation, and others.
  • 51–57 – Wheelchair.

What does S13 mean in Paralympics?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. S13, SB13, SM13 are disability swimming classifications used for categorising swimmers based on their level of disability.

What qualifies you to be a Paralympian?

The Paralympic Movement offers sport opportunities for athletes with physical, vision and/or intellectual impairments that have at least one of the following 10 eligible impairments: impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, muscle tension.

What disability qualifies for Paralympics?

Paralympics welcomes athletes from six main disability categories: amputee, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, visually impaired, spinal injuries and Les Autres (French for “the others”, a category that includes conditions that do not fall into the categories mentioned before).

What is T20 Paralympics?

T20 is a disability sport classification for disability athletics in track and jump events. It broadly covers athletes with intellectual disabilities.

What does S9 mean in Paralympics?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. S9, SB8, SM9 are disability swimming classifications used for categorizing swimmers based on their level of disability. Swimmers in this class generally have severe weakness in one leg.

What is T12 classification?

The T12 category is for athletes with visual impairment. Athletes in this category will generally have some residual sight, the ability to recognise the shape of a hand at a distance of 2 metres and the ability to perceive clearly will be no more than 2/60. T12 athletes commonly run with guides.

What does C5 mean in Paralympics?

Sport class C1 is allocated to athletes with the most severe activity limitation, while the sport class C5 is allocated to athletes who meet the minimum impairment criteria.

What do the classifications mean in the Paralympics?

The purpose of Classification is to define who is eligible to compete in a Para sport and groups athletes with an eligible impairment into sports classes, according to how much their impairment affects their ability to carry out the fundamental activities in a specific sport.

What does SB3 mean in swimming?

S4 SB3. Swimmers who can use their arms and have fair function in their hands, but who cannot use their trunk or legs would swim in this sport class. Athletes with amputations of three limbs could also swim in this sport class.

What is the World Para athletics classification T63?

T63/F63 – Athletes with single through knee or above knee limb deficiency competing with a prosthesis where minimum impairment criteria for lower limb deficiency are met (see World Para Athletics Classification Rules and Regulations).

How are classification codes used at the Paralympics?

Like all sports at the Paralympics, para athletics uses classification to place athletes into categories based on the impact of their impairment. The codes used to display the classification are made up by a prefix and a number.

How are athletes classified in the para athletics?

A classification panel allocates each athlete with a sport class – however, athletes may not remain in the same class for their entire Para athletics career; due to the progressive nature of some impairments and their impact on certain activities, athletes are sometimes classified a number of times.

What does T35 stand for in the Paralympics?

T35-38 (Co-ordination impairments (hypertonia, ataxia and athetosis)) T42-44 (Lower limb competing without prosthesis affected by limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired passive range of movement)