Your question: What is the Paralympic paradox?

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.

What does T 38 mean in the Paralympics?

T38 – Athletes have clear evidence of hypertonia, ataxia and/or athetosis on physical assessment that will affect running. Co-ordination impairment is mild to moderate and can be in one to four limbs. Co-ordination and balance are typically mildly affected, and overall these athletes are able to run and jump freely.

What are the 3 Paralympic values?

These values are determination, equality, inspiration and courage.

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).

What is a T35 athlete?

T35 (T for track) is a disability sport classification for disability athletics’ running competitions. It includes people who have coordination impairments such as hypertonia, ataxia and athetosis. This includes people with cerebral palsy. The classification is used at the Paralympic Games.

What is SM8 in swimming?

SM8 is for medley swimmers with coordination affected to a low level, movement moderately affected in the legs, the use of one arm only, or the absence of limbs. Swimmers in this class are at almost full capacity but lack all-round muscle power.

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What are the Paralympic values?

The IPC sets out four values: Courage, Determination, Inspiration and Equality.