Is a Paralympic sport?

What sports do Paralympics have?

Paralympic Sports

  • Archery.
  • Athletics.
  • Badminton.
  • Boccia.
  • Canoe Sprint.
  • Cycling Road.
  • Cycling Track.
  • Equestrian.

What makes an athlete a Paralympic?

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, …

Is basketball a Paralympic sport?

Men’s wheelchair basketball has featured at every Paralympic Games since 1960. Women’s competition was introduced in 1968. The sport is governed by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).

What disabilities are in the 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).

How hard is it to be a Paralympian?

Becoming a Paralympian is no easy task. It requires hard work and dedication. Whether you have a spinal cord injury and wish to play wheelchair rugby or you are visually impaired and want to become a member of the goalball team, the basic components are the same.

What does the word Paralympic means?


The word “Paralympic” derives from the Greek preposition “para” (beside or alongside) and the word “Olympic”. Its meaning is that Paralympics are the parallel Games to the Olympics and illustrates how the two movements exist side-by-side.

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