Paralympics Australia (in conjunction with Athletics Australia, Swimming Australia, Basketball Australia & Rowing Australia) is hosting regional classification days in Victoria, including para-athletics, para-swimming, wheelchair basketball and para-rowing. As seen above, Paralympics Australia has identified several regional locations across Victoria for June, July and August.
Classification is the process of grouping athletes based on the impact of their impairment on their functional ability in sport. The classification process follows the Para-sport classification rules for each individual sport and an athlete will need to have an eligible impairment type and meet the minimal impairment criteria for the relevant sport, to be allocated a sport class for competition.
The classification opportunities target athletes with an eligible physical impairment of limb loss or limb deficiency, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis or dystonia, short stature, impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of motion and/or leg length difference.
If you are, or know of, an athlete who may have an eligible physical impairment and wishes to be classified, please register here.
If you have any questions regarding these classification opportunities, please email Hannah.Chadwick@paralympic.org.au.